Sorry majorly failing on the Book Club discussion front this year. Did anyone happen to read "The School for Good Mothers" by Jessamine Chan? That's the book for our November discussion. Have a rating? Would you recommend it? What's your thoughts on it?
I did not care for this book at all. I hoped that there would be some redeeming quality at the end, but no.
I had many issues with this book. For one the writing was horrible, flat, and repetitive. The transitions were clunky. There were times when I thought I accidently skipped ahead because of abrupt changes.
The author made it very difficult to have any sympathy for the mother or any of the other characters. Also, the whole rehabilitation system was so extreme and poorly written that it felt absurd and horribly disturbing. It just kept getting more and more disturbing as the story continued.
I see the message that the author was trying to get across, but she failed miserably.