I completely and utterly loved Pamela Ribon’s first book – Why Girls Are Weird : A Novel, despite some reluctance to read it based on the book synopsis on the back. The synopsis sounded somewhat annoying, but the book itself was a wonderful fun, amusing, read that was hard to put down. Our library system had no copies, so I donated mine to the library so other people could read her wonderful book.
I was thrilled to receive Why Moms Are Weird, by Pamela Ribon through the library system. It is another fun read, and is also very difficult to put down. I had thought that this was a sequel to the first book, but it isn’t – it is a completely different story. This book is about a daughter who leaves her life in LA to help her mother and sister in Virginia after her mother has been hurt and lost a job. The book follows her mother’s oddities (collecting everything on earth, for one), and the daughter’s various coping mechanisms. The characters are very well developed, and I truly cared about what happened to each of them. It’s lovely to see a fun, lighter novel that still has very well-developed secondary characters.
I highly recommend both of Pamela Ribon’s books – they are a great way to unwind after a day spent chasing children or some other exhausting work!