I’m Glad My Mom Died Book Review

Im Glad My Mom Died Book Review

Ian Rogers, Contributer

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy puts a new light onto our favorite childhood tv show, ICarly, by sharing Jennette’s experiences on set along with so much more. This book, given in the name, mainly shows her rough relationship with her mother. Her story starts from a young age going through her adolescence and eventually through her adulthood. McCurdy displays her experience with childhood acting, a key point being that she never wanted to act, instead, her mother made her. Jennette’s story has the perfect mix of serious content and humor. At the ripe age of 11, Jennette started her first eating disorder, which would affect her whole life. Throughout this novel, watching Jennette go through experiences like eating habits, doubtful director encounters (especially the director ICarly), and abnormal family issues, makes us wish we could warn her about how it would affect her. 

After finishing this book in less than a week, I only have good things to say about it. Due to the rave about this compelling novel, it took me a month to actually get my hands on it, but it was completely worth it. As an avid sticky tab user, my book was filled with underlined moments of tragedy and comedy. Jennette makes it clear she doesn’t want pity but rather to unveil and normalize the toxic setting of childhood acting as a warning. Not to mention signs of unhealthy relationships. In the first chapter, Jennette labels, “the air in the house has felt like a held breath, ” which perfectly encapsulates my feelings while reading this incredible novel. 10/10.