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The good enough mother This book is a real emotional roller-coaster
9 July 2016
This book is a real emotional roller-coaster. Anoushka unique style is pure joy in the thrilling sense, you are never really comfortable and always wanting more. You think she is taking you somewhere and then she leaves you wondering where this is all going. It plays with a very familiar territory, the school run and cake sale but suddenly you are in a thriller with murder mystery… It is very funny but you know that the black humour hides painful truth.
I particularly loved the relationship I had with the main character, I like her anti-conformism, her style but along the way you get angry with her and it is only at the end that you can fully understand her.
But the good enough mother is not about characters, it is really about interactions between them and how, like in life, redemption and comfort comes from the very unlikeliest people around you.
It's a brilliant book about motherhood, love, coming of age and the pressures that life throws at all of us along the way. But the joy is in the realisation that beauty is in those little moments between a father and daughter between troubled teenagers and an even more troubled step mum, one sentence, one exchange and it was all worthwhile.
It's a very entertaining, funny book that will leave you with all sorts of questions about yourself and everybody around you.