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Good Luck with That

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Emerson, Georgia and Marley grew up going to camp together, fat camp that is. After the death of Emerson, the two remaining girls are brought back together in Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins, and they want to fulfill Emerson’s wish of completing the list the girls wrote all of those summers ago.

The list of all of the things that the girls want to conquer when they become skinny, like being seen out in public with a boy, eating ice cream, all of the things that most of us take for granted. As Georgia and Marley go through the list, sometimes successfully, sometimes failing, they realize that Emerson didn’t just want them to complete the list, she wanted them to learn to love themselves despite not being where they want to be weight-wise.

I love how raw this book was, each of the girls had their flaws and the trials that they were individually fighting, but also the underlying theme that they wanted to lose weight. It’s important to remember that we are all worth something, and just because you may not be a size 2 doesn’t mean you are any less needed in this world. This book gives a good message to people who may be struggling in many different areas of their life.

The characters, though sometimes frustrating, were easy to relate to and that’s what I enjoyed most about this book. I felt like I knew the women in this book like my own friends after I was done reading it, it was really special. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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