The author takes us into the competitive and challenging world of school applications with her debut novel. Meet Imogen and Lily. They used to be best friends, but now they are ready to do anything to get their daughters into the prestigious St Peter and Paul's Infant School. And they are not the only ones. They have to face other parents who all want their children to have a place in the school. And while the stakes are high, Imogen and Lily have to face problems at home and at work.
With humour and an easy writing style, Helen Whitaker created an engrossing and entertaining novel about family and friendship. The characters are not always likable, but they are well-crafted and developed. Even if you are not a parent or don’t know how hard it is to get a child into the right school, you will enjoy this engaging novel. (NP)