Special Feature: Are We There Yet? By Kathleen West

When I first saw the cover of this book, all I could think was that it must be a thriller. When I read the first line in the summary: Among fake Instagram pages, long-buried family secrets, and the horrors of middle school, one suburban mom searches to find herself. And all I could think was ok when does the murdering start? I kept reading the summary and I was like ok, come on where is the murder? So many novels that are set in the suburbs have a murder or thriller component to them that I just naturally expected this one to be the same but as I kept reading I was like oh wow ok this is something different!

I think this book is going to be a hit with suburban housewives and moms like me. I am so excited to check this one out and I think it’s going to be a wonderful and relevant read. It sounds clever and funny and I am so here for it! Getting a call from my sons school about his behavior is up there when it comes to parental fears and I would read this book just because I can sympathize with that part of the book!

This one has been getting rave reviews and I am so excited to share a bit about it with you guys today. This one is for all the moms out there who are trying to raise their kids in a social media driven world! Be sure to check it out, this one is out now and promises to be full of relatable content!

Summary

Among fake Instagram pages, long-buried family secrets, and the horrors of middle school, one suburban mom searches to find herself.

Alice Sullivan feels like she’s finally found her groove in middle age, but it only takes one moment for her perfectly curated life to unravel. On the same day she learns her daughter is struggling in second grade, a call from her son’s school accusing him of bullying throws Alice into a tailspin.

When it comes to light that the incident is part of a new behavior pattern for her son, one complete with fake social media profiles with a lot of questionable content, Alice’s social standing is quickly eroded to one of “those moms” who can’t control her kids. Soon she’s facing the very judgement she was all too happy to dole out when she thought no one was looking (or when she thought her house wasn’t made of glass).

Then her mother unloads a family secret she’s kept for more than thirty years, and Alice’s entire perception of herself is shattered.

As her son’s new reputation polarizes her friendships and her family buzzes with the ramification of her mother’s choices, Alice realizes that she’s been too focused on measuring her success and happiness by everyone else’s standards. Now, with all her shortcomings laid bare, she’ll have to figure out to whom to turn for help and decide who she really wants to be. (summary from Goodreads)

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