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"the most darling little bird you ever saw",
This review is from: Living with Teenagers: 3 Kids, 2 Parents, 1 Hell of a Bumpy Ride (Hardcover)
I have avidly read and looked forward to the Living with Teenagers column every week in the Guardian's Family section and kept wishing it would be published. Here it is at last!
Every piece is a well-written, sometimes funny or touching look at modern life with modern teenagers. The mother narrator can be infuriating, selfish and wrong and often you find yourself on the teenagers' side thinking, 'Woman! Get a grip!' but you soon become endeared to the whole family. These three young people (pseudonyms Becca, Jack and Ed) are wonderfully funny, rude, argumentative, searching, loving....and actually more balanced and well-rounded than the mother often gives them credit for.
It is a light-hearted and engrossing insight into the rewards and heartaches of living with teenagers. Whether you're one yourself, have the hair-pulling job of bringing one up or will do in the future, this book will have you laughing out loud and may perhaps prepare you for what's ahead. A great buy.