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Blog Tour Book Review – The School Run

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Bonus post for me today as I was asked to review this one and loved the sound of it so did not want to pass it up! Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.

The School Run by Helen Whitaker

The Blurb

‘Funny and frank’ DAWN O’PORTER
‘Truly brilliant’ EMMA GANNON

Two mothers. Two daughters. One school place.

Imogen and Lily are old friends – they’ve shared hangovers, unsuitable boyfriends and wild nights out together. But now they’re mums, and their partying days are behind them.

When a place comes up at one of the best primary schools in the area, both women want it for their daughters. From faking religious beliefs to bogus break-ups, Imogen and Lily will go to any lengths to secure the perfect school for their children – and so will all the other mothers.

Will their friendship survive the strain? Will their marriages take the pressure? And when a sexy new vicar arrives on the scene, will the mothers’ keep focus for long enough to keep their eyes on the prize?

A hilarious, heartwarming read, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Fiona Gibson.

‘There’s just another part I want more, and I’ve already asked to swap, and they’ve said it’s OK.’ ‘Which part is it?’ ‘Joseph. I want a beard.’

Helen Whitaker, The School Run

What I Thought

This is billed as the ‘perfect Summer red for Mums on 2019’ and I couldn’t agree more. I found it hard to put down and really enjoyed the story.

I think every Mum out there will find relatable situations in this one – being a working parent, being a stay at home parent, friendships in your thirties, marriage and relationship issues and more! I could really identify with some of the things Imogen and Lily experienced which made it all the more realistic and kept me interested in finding out what happens. Although I have never been engaged in a catchment area battle, I do know this sort of thing can go and can get pretty ruthless. I am sure every parent reading will be able to think of other parents they know that fall into the categories of the other Mum’s Imogen and Lily come across at the school gates.

Lots of laughs, a great format which means you see things from two main character’s perspectives (and therefore learn your first judgement is not always correct) and some heartwarming moments – a definite recommendation from me!

And you can’t decide to hypothetically go along with it or explain that Mummy only pretended to believe in God so she’d get into the good school, but we must never tell anyone. It’s the first one clearly – only an idiot would trust a three year old with that kind of information

Helen Whitaker, The School Run

Where To Buy

Available in Kindle, Paperback and Audible versions


The mothers around me are all trying to manoeuvre their way into the elusive spot where you can see the door and therefore be the first person to see it open, the equivalent of front and centre int he standing pen at a Beyonce gig

Helen Whitaker, The School Run

I definitely recommend a read to all my Mummy followers but any fan of chick lit will enjoy this one. I will keep an eye out for more from this author!

Thank you to Compulsive Readers and Netgalley for including me on this blog tour. I was gifted the book in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links do not affect your purchase in any way but may earn the blog some extra pennies – thank you. Check out other reviews of this book at the blogs listed below

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