Frannie is a teacher at an exclusive school and she, along with her friends and fellow teachers Lisa and Jill, are in awe of their new headmistress, Emma Dunham. Emma appears to be perfect. She is the first female headmistress in the history of the school and she is poised and beautiful and she seems to have it all. Frannie, on the other hand, does not seem to have it all. She is pining for her ex-boyfriend despite the fact that he has moved on with his life, and she just doesn't like herself all that much. Frannie and her friends think that they want to be just like Emma until the day that they realize that they were dead wrong about the elegant headmistress all along.
More Like Her is an excellent book. It is a page-turner, impossible to put down, and it is incredibly well-written. Trust me, I know that I sound like I'm gushing but that's because I am. More Like Her had me riveted from the first page until the very last.
The introduction foreshadows what is to come, and trust me, it's not what you would expect from typical women's fiction. It's gritty, scary, and disturbing. However the first chapter introduces us to Frannie who is unsure of herself and struggling with finding her place in the world and since the story heads into familiar waters I was able to kind of forget about what I found out at the very beginning. The story is cruising along when suddenly, WHAM, something crazy happens, something that changes the story entirely. Even though I knew that it was coming, I was floored when the climax occurred and I had to read it several times to take it all in.
I just cannot recommend this book enough. Liza Palmer captured my attention and held it throughout. It is a book that will stay with me for quite some time and I'm already anxiously awaiting her next release.