Saturday, May 3, 2008

Carpool Diem

Carpool Diem by Nancy Star

What was this book about?

Executive and mother Annie Fleming is a powerhouse in the corporate world while her family life is falling apart. When an unexpected event happens she is able to return to her home life and instead direct her energies toward that. She finds out things were not as she expected them to be – because she wasn’t able to concentrate on her life at home she missed a lot.

Here 12 year old daughter, Charlotte, has an interest in soccer. Annie will do her best to make sure Charlotte gets on the best soccer team. Even if it means forsaking other parents, and finding out what it takes to be on the best team isn’t always what she wanted.

What was your favorite part about this book?

I enjoyed the look at the mother who tries to do everything and ends up only being able to do some things halfway because of it. She figures out what is important in life when given a situation that most people would be down about. This book in no way minimalize mothers that work any more then those that stay at home. It just talks (in a fun way) about how that affects the family dynamic.

What was your least favorite part about this book?
I wasn’t big on the soccer memos or the focus of that part of the book – because I found the family dynamic so much more interesting.

What genre would you consider this?

Overall: B

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