I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
I have heard about digesting a really good book and giving yourself time to process the magic you have read. But I can officially say that it goes both ways, and sometimes you need to mourn the time you lost trying to finish a book that was recommended by so many people who loved it this book left me with so many questions, and I can’t help but wonder why it received such high reviews. My guess is pity.
The book is composed of chapters that are more like disconnected stories, lacking any satisfying conclusions before jumping into the next chapter, which talks about a completely different topic. It’s quite frustrating and leaves the reader yearning for something more cohesive.
One aspect that saddened me was the toxic relationship between the protagonist and her mother. While it’s undoubtedly a difficult situation, many of us have experienced far worse in our lives. The portrayal lacked the depth and complexity needed to truly connect with the characters and their struggles.
Frankly, I can’t help but wonder if the book’s popularity is somehow linked to the author’s Hollywood name. If she didn’t have that kind of celebrity status, I doubt this book would have ever seen the light of day in the publishing world.
As an avid reader, I devour books with fervor, sometimes conquering as many as 27 a year or even a staggering 200 I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve felt the need to leave such a disappointing review. I understand that literary tastes can vary widely, but this book just didn’t do it for me.
As you embark on your own journey with this book, I must warn you that it will be a gamble. You may either find yourself enamored by its peculiar charm, or you may share my sentiments of disappointment. In the end, reading is a personal journey, and I hope that you find the books that bring you joy and fulfillment. Remember, our tastes differ, and what may not resonate with me might be a perfect fit for you.
If you still wish to buy a copy and form your own opinion, you can find the book through the link below.