Series: Mother Daughter Book Club
Author: Heather Vogel Frederick
Level: High School/Upper Middle
Recommendation: Good Read
Summary: It’s a dream come true for Megan, who’s jet-setting to Paris for Fashion Week with Gigi. Meanwhile, back in Concord, Mrs. Wong decides to run for mayor, so Emma and Stewart team up to make her campaign a success. Jess and Cassidy are also hoping for victories, Jess in the a cappella finals with the MadriGals and Cassidy in the national hockey championships with her teammates. In the midst of it all, the girls—along with their Wyoming pen pals, who drop in for a visit over Spring Break—dive into Charlotte Brontë’s classic Jane Eyre. Some real life romance follows, as Becca may have found a Mr. Rochester of her own.
Review: I read this book without reading the previous books in the series. I was surprised to find that I wasn't lost in the stories, but more background on the characters would have been helpful. (I will soon be reading the rest of the series...starting with #1). Fun characters, with problems teens can relate to helped move the story along. I love all the references to classic literature...and find myself wishing I had more time to read some of the great classics like the girls in this book club do.