I am now reading this book again for the bajillionth time! I love that Savannah's mom takes a stand for the Ten Commandments, and I really got annoyed (well, as annoyed as it's possible to be with Savannah!!) because Savannah was so afraid of being seen as fanatical that she didn't want to be seen with her mom, or support her. But, she came around, and I really liked how she came to have a deeper understanding of her mom's craziness...which wasn't that crazy after all.Another excellent book, with hilarious situations and conversations...and also a brilliantly written plot.
If you have ever lived in Savannah, then this book comes to life as you read it. I lived there for three years and it took me back to all of those places that I loved! It is so visual!! It is comical yet is great in the aspect that it shows that all daughters have that time in life that they finally figure out that their mother is not crazy after all. They are just different. I recommend all of Denise Hildreth's novels!!
Savannah (from Savannah) is alarmed to hear that her mother has chained herself to the monument of the 10 commandments outside of the courthouse. She can't believe that her beauty queen mother, who always has to look perfect, is willing to sit outside in public in the same clothes for days. Thus Savannah tries to distance herself away from her mother, dealing instead with a homeless lady who keeps asking her for food, a beauty queen killing her boyfriend and a new female reporter who's caught the eye of every guy in town. Eventually, Savannah comes to realize her mother's stance and respects her.I liked how this story had Savannah come to better terms with her mother. In the first book, the reader is shown how the two are completely different. This story had Savannah finally understanding her mom, standing up for her, and learning to be proud of her. I found the scenes with Amber funny as usual. Between her rehearsed speech on Ronald Reagan and her chasing and beating up the purse snatcher I was in stitches. The scenes with the picnic with Grant was touching because it's hard to when someone you love has moved on with another. I was also relived that Savannah has decided to cut back on the coke. It's a wonder that she doesn't suffer from caffeine overdose or stained teeth!I'd recommend this book for anyone who likes chick lit, mother-daughter stories or Southern culture.
This was even better than Savannah From Savannah. Once again, it was very enjoyable to see the events unfold in the book when Savannah's mother is chained to the monument and how Savannah reacts to it.