This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Good Luck With That
Summary: Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.
For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.
But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed the books by Kristan Higgins that I’ve read in the past- some more than others, truthfully. But I’ve always enjoyed her main character- the humor, the quirkiness.
In Good Luck With That- Kristan has 3 main characters- and all 3 are looking for the ultimate acceptance of society once they lose the weight and become thin girls.
The cover of this book led me to believe that this book would be handled in a light way, that Kristan’s trademark humor would shine through on the pages. That there would be sad parts, but that it would be much like her other books.
Good Luck With That is much more emotionally heavy than any of her previous books that I’ve read and at the core of it- it’s a good book. It’s 3 women trying to find ultimate acceptance from society once they become thin.
But because of it’s emotional heaviness, it’s also not an easy read. Sometimes I put the book down. Sometimes I craved some of the humor from the Blue Heron series. Sometimes I wanted to quit reading.
Kudos to Kristan for tackling this subject- for talking about weight AND for writing a story where women learn to love themselves- whether or not they lose the weight.
Bottom line: This book should be read. It’s not an easy read. It may even make you cry. But it still needs to be read. However, if you are looking for something light and enjoyable for summer reading- then pick this book up at a later time.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T