Wednesday, February 2, 2011

52 Books in 52 Weeks: Week 5

I am taking part in the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

This week I read The Lucky Sperm Club by Rebecca Eckler

Contrary to what my husband thought when he first saw the title, it's not a gross book. It's about a woman, Amanda, who gets pregnant by a very rich man. He chooses the non-father route and she raises her daughter, Clover, as a single mom. The father's mother starts to see Clover when she's about 4 years old and treats her like a princess during their visits while mom is raising her on canned corn and frozen fish sticks.

Clover's father wants Amanda to send her to a fancy private school, he'll even pay for it. This is totally out of Amanda's league but she agrees. She becomes friends with one of the "Richie Riches" and soon learns to love the rich lifestyle.

The book goes through Clover's childhood and upbringing having multi-millions that belongs to Clover, not Amanda. It's sort of a rags to riches style of book, but not really.

I very much recommend the book if you can get past the title. Great Canadian author!

1 comment:

  1. You're doing 52books too!!
    I am alexdk on the secular homeschoolers board ;)
    Great blog!