Mother-Daughter Book Club

(book 1 of 7 in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series)

Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma’s already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month. But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, these sixth-graders are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can’t help but wonder: What would Jo March do? The Mother-Daughter Book Club will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship.

Awards and Recognition

Borders Book Club Pick for May 2009

Girl’s Life Top Ten Choice for April/May 2007 2008

Missouri State Teachers Association Reading Circle

Book Extensions


“Enchanting.” (

“4 wildly different sixth-grade girls + 4 slightly crazy mothers + 8 copies of Little Women = 1 fabulous read.” (Children‘s Book World)

“Plenty of detail and musing about Little Women will entice readers to pick up the book if they have not yet read it, but familiarity with Alcott’s classic isn’t required to enjoy this story … Readers will be easily pulled along to find out how the four girls resolve their differences.” (Booklist)

“The girls’ increasing sensitivity to each other’s problems is convincing … this club’s success in uniting a group of disparate sixth-graders may well inspire readers to start one of their own.” (Publishers Weekly)

“5 out of 5 stars … Good clean fun: It’s rare to find a television show, book or movie aimed at tweens without some sort of bad language or sexuality. Everything in this book is appropriate and will keep kids aged 9-13 engrossed.” (Relish Magazine)

“A deliciously clean (as they say these days) story about girls’ friendship, family and life in a small town. The four families vary in income and structure, so most readers will find someone to identify with. Told in alternating voiced chapters, Heather Vogel Frederick has written the classic growing pains story that has wide appeal. Heck, even the moms will want to read it!” (Welcome to my Tweendom)