Sunday, December 2, 2007

Odd Mom Out - Review and Giveaway



I've been so busy lately that I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to finish Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter in time for the Holiday Scavenger Bloghunt Party. I couldn't have been more wrong.

The book was so interesting that I couldn't put it down and ended up mesmerized until the wee hours of the morning, turning page after page. I LOVED this book! And I immediately passed it along to my eighteen-year-old daughter Amanda, saying, "You have to read this! You'll love it!"

I could totally relate to the mom in this book and the cliquish, snooty moms that she has to deal with. I kept rooting her on, waiting to see how she'd handle her various encounters with them. And every time she faced them down, I found myself cheering her own and wishing I had her courage and confidence.

Odd Mom Out leaves you with a new appreciation for single working moms and the challenges they face as well. Marta, the main character, has several obstacles she has to overcome throughout the book, from family to career to her love life. And you won't be disappointed with how she juggles it all.

I admired her ability to forge her own identity and be confident in who she is, something I'm not always so good at myself.

My daughter Amanda is so like Marta, though, in her independence and she's very "anti-boy" right now ("I'm NEVER getting married!" she tells me often) so I know she's going to enjoy the book too, and maybe even take away some lessons from it.



Would you like to win a copy of Odd Mom Out for yourself? Head on over to the Holiday Scavenger Bloghunt Party and enter for your chance to win the book and other fabulous prizes! Hurry, though. The deadline to enter is December 9th. Happy reading!

Thanks to Hatchette Book Group USA for the opportunity to review this wonderful book, and for sponsoring the giveaway!
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3 comments

Mama Zen said...

Great review! I'm in the blog hunt, so maybe I'll get lucky and win!

Qtpies7 said...

That sounds like a good book. I love books you just can't put down.

ablondeblogger said...

~MZ- Thanks, and good luck in the contest!

~QT- Me too! I think you'd really love this one.

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