You've Been Volunteered

Holt. (Class Mom, Bk. 2). Jul. 2019. 288p. ISBN 9781250301857. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250301864. F
OrangeReviewStarJen Dixon has been coerced into the class mom position yet again, this time for her son Max's third grade class. Starting the year off right by sending out one of her notorious snarky emails, noting response times, and assigning parents various items to bring for class events, she is on a roll. But soon Jen starts getting pulled in different directions when the new micromanaging PTA president ropes her into safety patrol duty, her parents need more help as they age, her daughters begin navigating adulthood, and her husband considers franchising his business. Gelman gets right to the point reuniting readers with the main character they fell in love with in her debut, Class Mom. From a swinger proposal to a spin class epiphany to urgent diarrhea, Jen deals with it all. Her antics are laugh-out-loud funny, and she shows no signs of slowing down. The tone and pacing are excellent, and new characters, who come with their own issues and snark, are delightful.
VERDICT Buy it—no questions asked.
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