Matteo Svan Pio Svan Pio itibaren Beaver Island, MI 49782, Birleşik Devletler
This was a nice quick read that I really enjoyed. I have always known that I am a pretty laid-back mother, but the author made me feel like such a slacker! Actually, I've been thinking about the book since I finished it, and I have been a little more firm with my boys, which is good, but I could never in a million years be a tiger mother. The book really made me laugh, and at times I couldn't tell if the author was trying to be funny, or if she honestly takes herself and her parenting that seriously. I found it interesting that the Chinese mothering technique worked better with her oldest than with her younger daughter. My oldest has a disability, so her ways never would have worked with him, and then I think it would be difficult to hold my younger sons to higher standards and expectations. I would like to someday read a sequel to this book to find out what kind of relationship the author has with her daughters, what the girls grow up to be like, and whether or not they adopt her style of parenting.
I saw the play before I read the book, and was totally taken aback. WHAT THE HELL? This book was so weird and creepily sexual. I would have no problem bringing my 3 year old nephew to go and see the play, but the book weirded me out, which is extremely tough to do, I've heard it all. Either way, I think seeing the play first tainted my view of the book, but whatever floats your boat.
It was a little slow starting off but once the last third of the book was really worth "reading". It seems that she (the author) was trying to let us get to know the characters more in this book.