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Holly Banks Full of Angst A Laugh Out Loud Debut Novel For Anyone Who S Tried To Live The Perfect Life And Learned The Hard Way There S No Such ThingHolly Banks Could Not Have Made A Worse First Impression On The Seemingly Perfect Moms In Her New Affluent Community, The Village Of Primm Turns Out Wearing Pink Piggy Pajama Bottoms While Dropping Off Her Kindergartener Late To The First Day Of School Wasn T Her Best LookNot To Mention Holly S Worried Her Husband May Be Having An Affair, She Can T Get Her Daughter To Stop Sucking Her Thumb, Her Hard Won Film Degree Is Collecting Dust, And To Top It All Off, The Power Hungry PTA President Clearly Has It In For Her To Make Matters Even Worse, Holly S Natural Eye For Drama Lands Her Smack Dab In The Middle Of A Neighborhood Mystery Right As Her Own Crazy Mother Shows Up In Primm To Help Through It All, Holly Begins To Realize Her Neighbors May Be Just As Flawed As And Even Wackier Than She Is, Leaving Her To Wonder Is There Such A Thing As A Perfect Mom

10 thoughts on “Holly Banks Full of Angst

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    Holly Banks Full of Angst is a must read for any mother who sometimes feels inadequate and what mother doesn t With vivid scenes that make us laugh and cringe in equal measures, Julie Valerie s depiction of motherly angst is palpable Valerie creates in Holly Banks a wholly relatable, refreshingly genuine protagonist, shamed by the seemingly perfect suburban mothers surrounding her With themes of new beginnings, the quest for perfection, motherhood and marriage, Valerie delivers lessons in hospitality, humanity, and hope, gently reminding us that we re all works in progress If you re looking for a fun escape filled with humor and heart, look no further than Holly Banks Full of Angst.

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    Excellent Read Full review to follow

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    Ever wonder what would happen if Liane Moriarty could channel the late Robin Williams Me neither until I read this astonishing debut, a modern allegorical marvel Holly Banks Full of Angst is as whimsical and charming as its namesake, but don t dare mistake it for simple fluff Valerie absolutely skewers Parenting While Privileged, and somehow pulls it off without preaching or condescending, thanks to the inimitable goofball heroine, Holly, the questionably sane person in the insane but wholly recognizable world of Primm Come for the humor, but stay for the honesty Some passages were so outrageously hilarious, I could not believe what I was reading Others rang with so much truth, the world fell away around me I m on my feet and clapping Brava

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    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and I could not put it down I loved the time I spent with Holly Banks in the Stars Hollow esque Village of Primm an eerily immaculate town with unwritten but unbendable rules and fast talking caricatures of people we all know in real life Holly is the perfect heroine flawed, impulsive and self deprecating, but also deeply relatable, lovable, and hilarious This book was pure fun but I cried a little.

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    Apple pies are too easy for this town, Greta said If it was easy it wouldn t be Primm What was the last book you read that made you laugh out loud Well, Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie was just that read for me Holly Banks and her family have just moved to the community of Primm, with its prime real estate and highly sought after school system During her 5 year old s first week of Kindergarten, Holly faces a multitude of mishaps she can t seem to get her daughter to the bus on time, her parenting skills are called into question by her cable guy, she suspects her husband of having an affair, and she faces off numerous times with overbearing mom, Mary Margaret St James the PTA version of Regina George from Mean Girls Holly just wants to be the best mom she can be without losing her sanity Can she keep it all together Or will the move to Primm push her over the edge I m almost 100% positive that Holly and I would be fast friends in real life There were so many of her inner monologue moments that I know I ve had before I loved her sass, her sense of humor, and her tenacity And the sweet relationship she had with her daughter was so heartwarmingMake sure you check this one out when it hits shelves December 1st Thank you so much to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Julie Valerie for a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review

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    First, I want to thank netgalley and Julie for the digital copy of this book I absolutely adored this book and as a mom with anxiety this spoke to me on a level that so many women hide, moms are mean and you re always being judged I loved how the ending turned out because once you let go and start being yourself you see we are all in this together just trying to do our best for our kids without losing ourselves I hope there s to come and thank you again for a wonderful story of real life Forever on Holly s side

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    I would like to thank Julie Valerie, Lake Union Publishing, and NetGalley for a free advanced electronic copy of this book.Holly Banks Full of Angst is a must read for any mother who has felt the pressure to be perfect This book was unputdownable and the most laugh out loud funny book that I have probably ever read The main character, Holly, is completely relatable As the mother of a 5 year old son who just started kindergarten this year, I have felt the way Holly feels too many times to count This book follows Holly Banks life during the first week of her daughter, Ella, starting kindergarten The Banks family is new to The Village of Primm and Holly is completely unprepared for the pressure of being a school mom.Holly is every mother I ve ever known She feels inadequate, she feels like she is doing everything wrong, she thinks everything she says or does will ruin her daughter forever This is one of the things I love about this book Julie Valerie really captured that feeling that so many of us mothers have that we aren t good enough She was able to create a character who, despite all of her shortcomings, is an amazing, loving, and caring mother she created a character for all of the not good enough moms to look up to She shows us that it s okay not to be a perfect baker or super crafty or for your house to be Pinterest worthy What matters is your family and those closest to you.I want to talk about a few of the characters because they were so well developed and each added their own special touch to the story.Holly Is Hilarious I have not laughed this hard in such a long time I laughed out loud so many times while reading that my kids and husband kept looking at me like I was crazy Surprisingly, Holly doesn t curse So the things she comes up with to replace phrases that typically have curse words are so funny.Mary Margaret St James The PTA president The perfect mom The crafty mom The mom that bakes and sews and does it all The mom that makes you feel guilty for not being all of those things I picture Mary Margaret with a nasal, whiny, shrill voice I don t know why Holly didn t throat punch her at some point during this book She is the epitome of a mean girl.Greta Holly s mother She s a free spirit, sort of a hippie Holly didn t have the best memories of her childhood because her mother had been an alcoholic and a gambler But she is actually the sweetest person who adores her daughter and granddaughter and wants to do everything in her power to help Holly feel welcome in Primm.This was one of the most fun and lighthearted books I ve read in a while and I suggest getting the hello kitty onto and preordering a copy right now

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    A big thank you to julievalerieauthor netgalley and lakeunionauthors for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this novel Holly Banks Full of Angst will hit bookstores on December 1, 2019Holly Banks is ready to settle in to her new home in the quaint Village of Prim.Everything is so perfect in Prim Beautiful homes, Pintrest worthy porches and scrapbooking, pie making, PTA Moms.Holly on the other hand is stressed out with unpacking, getting her daughter ready for Kindergarten, keeping up with her mother s gambling antics oh yea and wondering if her husband is having an affair Holly s adventures as she tries to fit into her new community get and hilarious and outrageous I really enjoyed Holly s inner monologues She s quirky and relatable and I often found myself giggling and laughing out loud A sweet, funny, lighthearted read 3.5 StarsI ll look forward to the next book in the Village of Primm series

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    With astonishing wit, razor sharp dialogue, and pitch perfect pacing, Julie Valerie has created a masterpiece about motherhood Holly Banks Full of Angst is absolutely hilarious yet also deeply poignant, with some of the best lines I ve ever read Both satire and upmarket women s fiction, this novel will be beloved by readers everywhere I received an advance reader copy.

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    In my opinion, any book that makes me laugh out loud so much that my husband stops what he s doing and asks me to read what is so funny is a five star book That is exactly what Holly Banks Full of Angst had me doing Holly Banks and her family have just moved into the prestigious Village of Primm where everything is perfect The school is perfect, the houses are perfect, and most of all the moms are perfect Each one plays an active role in their child s education by volunteering, thanks to Queen Bee and PTA President Mary Margaret St James When Holly arrives at her first PTA meeting and doesn t want to volunteer, Mary Margaret decides this means War What follows is hilarious and cringe worthy moments as Holly tries desperately to find her place in the Village of Primm, while also realizing that perhaps everyone, even seemingly perfect moms, have their flaws This book is for all the moms Any kind of mom If you re a mom whose kid has had a throw down fit in public because he she doesn t want to do something, this book is for you If you re a mom who feels like there is always another mom out there out moming you in every way possible, this book is for you I love this book Holly Banks makes every mom fail you ve ever had look like a picnic on a sunny day She is such a fun and relatable character because at some point, we ve all been Holly.I also loved Mary Margaret St James and the other moms of the Village of Primm I spent half the book with my mouth hanging open thinking OH my God Are these Moms Crazy Who Acts Like that They were so over the top it was funny This book was a light, funny read, and I can t wait to find out what happens next in the Village of Primm Thank you so much Julie Valerie for this copy and opportunity to offer a review