Title: I Was Told It Would Get Easier
Author: Abbi Waxman
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: June 16, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Squashed among a bus full of strangers, mother-daughter duo Jessica and Emily Burnstein watch their carefully mapped-out college tour devolve into a series of off-roading misadventures, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.Jessica and Emily Burnstein have very different ideas of how this college tour should go.
For Emily, it’s a preview of freedom, exploring the possibility of her new and more exciting future. Not that she’s sure she even wants to go to college, but let’s ignore that for now. And maybe the other kids on the tour will like her more than the ones at school. . . . They have to, right?
For Jessica, it’s a chance to bond with the daughter she seems to have lost. They used to be so close, but then Goldfish crackers and Play-Doh were no longer enough of a draw. She isn’t even sure if Emily likes her anymore. To be honest, Jessica isn’t sure she likes herself.
Together with a dozen strangers–and two familiar enemies–Jessica and Emily travel the East Coast, meeting up with family and old friends along the way. Surprises and secrets threaten their relationship and, in the end, change it forever. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This is a very amusing and heartfelt mother daughter tale. I really did enjoy it. Jessica has had some personal struggles recently and is ready to take a college tour with her daughter, a daughter who she wants to get close to once again.
Emily is ready for the freedom that college can bring, and hopefully it will give her the opportunity for happiness.
This mother daughter duo has a strained relationship and I really enjoyed watching them mend and fix that. I think Abbi Waxman did a great job depicting that special relationship and just how important that it is.
I really enjoyed the way it was written. I enjoyed all the unexpected detours and adventures. I had fun reading this one. I'm definitely going to check out more from Abbi Waxman in the future.
I also loved how it was a road trip. Road trip books are so fun and there's the added layer of it being a bunch of strangers on a bus.
Reading I Was Told It Would Get Easier just really made me cherish my mom. She's the best.
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