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Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters
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Between Mom and Jo

by Julie Anne Peters

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Between Mom and Jo is the story of a boy named Nick and his two moms, Erin and Jo. The book starts when Nick is three, and we get to see Nick grow up thinking that having two moms is completely normal. In fact, his parent’s sexuality isn’t even the main focus of the book. Though their family faces many hardships (including alcoholism and cancer) Erin and Jo promise Nick that the three of them will always be together.

But one day, when Nick is fourteen, Erin starts an affair with another woman. This causes Nick’s parents to separate and Jo moves out.

And just as children of heterosexual parents who separate, Nick is devastated and wants both of his moms. ( )
  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
Melodramatic.  Sure it's nice to see a story where the mom and the mom are just as messed up as the mom and the dad... the whole 'lesbians are regular people too' thing, of course I get that.  But this seemed implausibly intense in some parts, and implausibly nice in others.  So, yeah, glad it was published, and bought by my library system, glad I read it... looking forward to a better, more nuanced, more True book about a teen struggling w/ loyalty towards his two moms....  Short read, suitable for ages 12 up. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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  Saretta.L | Mar 24, 2014 |
The characters of the two "moms" in this felt flat to me, and the plot felt contrived. Too bad--it's a great idea for a book: a kid growing up with queer parents struggles when they split up. ( )
  anderlawlor | Apr 9, 2013 |
Compelling story of the dissolution of a marriage from the POV of Nick, a 14-year-old boy. His moms' relationship has come apart at the seams, and he wants to live with his non-biological mom. Dwells a little too much and too long on Nick's depression for comfort, and it's hard to believe (she says self-servingly) that a mother could ever be so clueless about her kid. Overall a solid book. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316739065, Hardcover)

Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky, some pet fish, and two moms who think he's the greatest kid ever. And he happens to think he has the greatest Moms ever, but everything changes when his birth mom and her wife, Jo, start to have marital problems. Suddenly, Nick is in the middle, and instead of having two Moms to turn to for advice, he has no one.

Nick's emotional struggle to redefine his relationships with his parents will remind readers that a family's love can survive even the most difficult times.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:34 -0400)

Fourteen-year-old Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky 2, some pet fish, and two mothers, whose relationship complicates his entire life as they face prejudice, work problems, alcoholism, cancer, and finally separation.

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