Francine Pascal's MY MOTHER WAS NEVER A KID takes place in the seventies. When traveling on a train, Victoria goes back to 1944, where she meets her mother. Victoria, while trying to make sure her mom stays out of trouble, hangs out with her.
As I am close to the age of the main characters, I was able to compare my life to theirs. They are very different. Their lives included smoking pot and cigarettes on a daily basis. It is illegal for kids, this time and age, at that age to smoke cigarettes, let alone pot. This book should be for older kids because while the writing style is enjoyable, drugs are mentioned more than twice and for the cuss words so often displayed. -Chelsey C.