Written for an older audience, Daisy talks about the ups and downs of motherhood. The raw expression and lack of “happily ever after” sentiment sets it apart from other LDS novels. The brutal honesty of this book predicts a bleak outcome for Daisy and those around her. This novel is not what you would expect from a novel about motherhood. It is a wake-up call for mothers who realize they are making the same mistakes in their lives as Daisy did in the book. I enjoyed the pity party scene with ice cream and Chinese take-out, but it still fit into the description of being depressing and pessimistic. This book would most likely appeal to LDS mothers, but probably not to a wider audience.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Deseret Book
Violence/Gore: Mention of car accident with fatalities.
Sex/Nudity: Flirtatious behavior- hand holding and kissing; caressing back; implied report of sexual activity; teenage pregnancies; talk of abortion; miscarriage; playboy bunny costumes worn; failed invitro.
Mature Subject Matter:
Religious and socioeconomic conflicts; death of a child; abortion, unwanted pregnancy; separation; marriage infidelity, abandonment; divorce.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adult male drinks beer around the house.