Sunday, July 29, 2012

Perfect Is Overrated
Perfect Is Overrated
by Karen Bergreen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.19
Availability: In Stock

3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 - Stars Not Quite PerfectJuly 29, 2012

This review is from: Perfect Is Overrated (Paperback)
Perfect is Overrated- Karen Bergreen


So, here we have yet another book about the somewhat over-privileged, self-absorbed, over-indulgent mommies of New York City. Mommies who feel that they just have to get their perfect kids into the perfect pre-school. Or do we?

What at first glance looks like that is what this book is going to be about, we quickly come to learn that it is is about post-partum depression and murder. It is about misunderstandings, half-truths, and subterfuges.

This book had me going for quite a while. I never did figure out who-dun-it until they actually showed their hand. This was an entertaining book, but not the funny romp that it is touted to be.
Although the characters are well written and the narrative is adequate, this book was written in a way that just rubbed me wrong. There were so many side stories, that I started wondering if they had been added just to fill in for something the book was lacking. Too many side stories that left too much unsaid. And one side-story in particular really does seem to have been thrown in there just to have a convenient person around to help during the climax.

This is by no means a horrible book, it was entertaining and I never once thought to not finish it, I just think that this author could have done so much better.

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