“Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom–or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max–this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the-wisest-candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.
From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of-special-brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive -allergy mom,-a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.”
I enjoyed Class Mom and found it to an easy and engaging read, especially relatable as a mother to two children in grade school. It is definitely a snarky take on school politics and there are the cliched characters to go with it.
I know it was meant to be “stereotypical” but I found the characterization of the “allergy mom” to be particularly insensitive…it did have plenty of funny moments but this was just a smaller thing I noticed.
There was plenty of drama and secrets and this was a great “mindless” read to cozy up with on the couch on a chilly day. This was a light-hearted read and if you are looking for something like that, I think you will enjoy this one a lot.