It was engaging, interesting, and thought-provoking. I approached it with an open-mind and read it for what it was...a memoir NOT a parenting book. And so because of that I loved it.
personality differences, just people in general fascinate me (yes, I'm
the one at the airport who is content to sit for two hours and people
watch), so this book was everything I wanted.
I do have one
criticism: I read a review that said this book was written 10 years too
soon, and I completely agree. My impression was that this book was
supposed to show the mother/daughter journey through rebellion and
reconciliation. It does that, but her younger daughter (the one who
rebelled) is still a young teenager. This book was written during the 18
months following their initial compromise. 18 months doesn't really
tell us what will happen in the long run. There's still so much of this
story that needs to be lived out. Maybe she wants to write a sequel, so
she had to hurry and get this published before they lived any more of
their lives. I don't know. But I do agree that it would have been nice
to have Lulu and Sophia grown up so that it would have felt more like an
Highly recommend though! I was so sad when it was over!
I wrote this review before creating this blog.