First world problems and entitled rich people is what comes to mind after finishing this novel. The novel follows Maya who is at a point in her life and career where she has some serious decisions to make. After a disastrous encounter with a well to do patient, Maya is presented with a too good to be true offer from a fellow parent at the private school Maya and her husband send their oldest daughter to. At first Maya is skeptical about the job offer but after a meeting at work discussing her behavior with the entitled patient, Maya chooses to throw caution to the side and takes the job.
Amelia seems to have to perfect life. She’s rich, her children and perfect to the outside eye and she runs an exclusive women’s health clinic. But nothing about Amelia’s life is what it seems and the same goes for the clientele that it provides service too.
Maya’s ethics seem to be tested at every turn while working with Amelia. She is appalled at the misinformation that these women are receiving but she bites her tongue. Not because she doesn’t want to ruffle feathers but because she is finally starting to “fit in” with the other elite parents from the private school.
Both women have trials and tribulations they face together and separately. When it seems that Maya is going to forgo her medical training just to stay in the good graces of the “in crowd” it’s almost as if she has an awakening and remembers what is more important.
This is a story about moral compasses, entitlement, and self awareness. Everything is not always what it seems. Wealth does not make a person smarter or a better human being. It’s about facing challenges and moving forward even if that means giving up what you thought you desired.
TW: complicated child birth
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