Book Reviews of Mommy

Author: Max Allan Collins
ISBN-13: 9780843943221
ISBN-10: 084394322X
Publication Date: 11/1997
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Psycho moms are fun. Who wouldn't want a mommy who's always on your side and won't let anyone hurt you? Jessica isn't appreciative of her mother's violent tendencies, but we never understand our parents when we're young. She'll realize how wonderful her Mommy is when she inevitably turns into her, as all of us young women do.
I was disappointed with the writing style, however: It's as if a teenager wrote this book. Collins had a good idea but his technique is lacking. Also, like many authors, he doesn't grasp childhood; many authors seem to make their young characters smarter and much more mature than most kids are. That's fine once in a while, but it happens all too often.

Mommy is more of a villain in MOMMY than she is in MOMMY'S DAY, but she will fulfill your fantasies of the mom who will stand up for you. We should all have mommies who care so much.

Jessica better learn to appreciate her mother soon, though. She doesn't want Mommy to get mad at her. When the person who loves you turns on you, who do you turn to?

Hey, psychotics need love, too.
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Helpful Score: 2
this book is not worth reading
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Helpful Score: 1
Gives you chills all over.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good creepy story for a dark rainy day!
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(on back) Meet Mommy. She's pretty, she's perfect, she's June Cleaver with a cleaver and you don't want to deny her - or her precious daughter - anything. Mommy only wants what's best for her little girl - and she's not about to let anyone get in her way. Well behaved eleven-year-old Jessica Ann has a wonderful role model in her perfect mommy. Or does she?

(my comments) Very good horror story about a woman who wants and gets her way. She is very determined to let no one stop her.