Why did I love this book?
This highly acclaimed novel follows Frida, a divorced mother, who out of sheer exhaustion and boredom, leaves her young daughter at home alone for way too long. As punishment, she is required to attend a special school where she’s supposed to learn how to be a good mother. “I am a bad mother but I’m learning to be good” is the institution’s motto. But is Frida really a bad mother? Most importantly, will she be successful and get her daughter back?
The School for Good Mothers is not just a great read but describes perfectly how parents, but especially mothers in our modern society just can’t win, and how refusing parents the support they need to care for their children harms everyone.