Surviving at the school gate…
For those who have noticed the kind of books I read this may seem a bit of a step away from my normal genre choice but I am trying to stretch my horizons and try something new, in the book department at least!
‘The school gate survival guide’ by Kerry Fisher is definitely a summer read, nice and easy but with a good storyline and likeable characters. So engaging in fact that I actually missed my TV program and carried on reading. Maia is a great character, struggling as many families do, to give her children the best she can. She has a worthless boyfriend and not much chance of altering her circumstances until a surprise inheritance changes the course of her life for the better.
The support characters are great although I did get a little bit lost with the peripheral ones who only get a slight mention. That might reflect that in this book all the yuppie mummies are very similar. For a light, feel good novel this certainly ticks all the boxes. If you’re going away for a few days this is undoubtedly a good book to take with you unless, like me, you get so involved you miss out on doing anything else and finish it in an evening. It’s also available in large print which – these days – is definitely a bonus.