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Mom of the Year

Mom of the Year [Kindle Edition]

Denise Pischinger
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An over-the-top fun yet poignant story about mother-daughter relationships and the world of school volunteerism. You'll laugh, cry and phone a friend about Mom of the Year--the debut title from the new genre of fiction, Script Lit, featuring eBook novellas adapted from Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays.

Janie Parker rules the school at Parkside Elementary, though she’s not even a student. She’s a volunteer room mother, tirelessly pouring her blood, sweat and tears into every perfect detail of every party and project for her daughter’s class. And she does it all for…GASP…the glory. Her over-the-top antics alienate her daughter, Kelsey, who is nothing like her mother.

So when Janie’s husband, Greg, announces the family must relocate to Houston in the middle of the school year, Kelsey sees the opportunity to start over. Janie, however, sees the end of her legacy as the most fabulous, glorified volunteer in the history of public schools. As if that isn't horrifying enough, the family’s move to Houston forces Janie to live in the same town as her own mother, Helen, whom she despises.

When they arrive at Kelsey’s new school, Bear Branch Elementary, Janie discovers some silver lining – their new school district annually crowns a “Mom of the Year.” Janie soon meets her match in Lanette Middleton, the class room mother and reigning Mom of the Year. Lanette makes it clear there is no room for Janie at Bear Branch. After one too many insults, Janie fights back...and the competition is ON!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 579 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: SL eBooks (1 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EF2UH3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,290 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 9 April 2014
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Good story, lovely characters which are easily relatable. I would love to read more like this by this author. .
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3.0 out of 5 stars not to bad 9 Jan 2014
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easy read on my kindle. not really my cup of tea but was ok to read at night when I needed a light read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars New genre of fiction- Script Lit 31 Dec 2013
By Cheryl M-M TOP 500 REVIEWER
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There are times when your parent just doesn't realize how their behaviour in public or in general can impact your life, as a child or even as an adult.Especially when your mother comes out with quips like 'That thing looked like an anteater' when talking about the crown jewels of some poor unsuspecting male. Then again that probably is the kind of thing my mother would say.'Sigh'
I feel for Janie, who has become the over-compensating mother, because her own was never present during her school years. The type that feels they have to attend every performance, every parent's evening, be head of the PTA and be a shadow to their child during their time at school.
In this case Janie is so worried about being the most awesome parent that she forgets to be a mother to her child. She ends up doing the same thing to her child, as her own mother once did and has no idea she is doing it.
The story is fresh, comes with a lot of difficult home truths and filled with characters I am sure we can all identify with. It is food for thought wrapped in the guise of a quick fun read.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mom of the Year 1 Dec 2013
By angelpeaches - Published on
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Mom of the Year was a fun book to read. It's an anytown, USA, PTA, or Classroom Mom story with characters that you either know or have met, or maybe you are one of them in real life. It's one of those books that you don't want to put down until the end because you can't wait to see what happens next. If you like cheering for the underdog in life, you will enjoy this book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read 18 Jan 2014
By Margaret G Mitchell - Published on
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Being an educator and a mom, this book was a great read. Very easy to read in a day and hilariously funny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What is your motive? 5 Nov 2013
By CJohnson - Published on
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As a Texas mom who is now living in Malaysia, I loved reading about the classmom antics. It was also great at making you think about your motive for doing something for others. Thank you Denise for a great read!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-Stop fun of the year! 23 May 2013
By Jim Stansberry - Published on
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This is a simply brilliant look at family, school life -- and the moms behind it.

I began reading and was immediately caught up in the characters and hysterical situations. The narrative moves along quickly and you can't wait to see what happens next.

If you are a mom, dad or someone that likes to laugh out loud while enjoying a good read -- then "Mom of the Year" is the perfect pick.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good light read 7 Mar 2014
By Ramanda M Sharrock - Published on
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This was a good read but in my time as a mother I have actually seen mothers like this. The book makes light of those moms that most of us can never keep up with or really have no desire to!
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