Interesting and enjoyable. The reader was awesome, it’s great they have the same narrator. Can’t wait to start #3 tomorrow!
This book spoke to me in so many ways - about our society’s shameful obsession over weight; about self-love and acceptance; about saying the things that take courage to share with another; and about the inevitable fragility of the human heart. I will be recommending it to others, no question. At one point I was listening to it in my car and was getting all choked up! Beautifully done, between the writing and the narration. <3
This is my favorite of Ms. Higgins’ books. Each of the characters touched my heart in so many ways. Having grown up a fat kid, I felt so much with these characters, but having been loved by my family my whole life and wonderful husband for 35 years, I am so grateful that I never experienced the loneliness of these ladies. I laughed and cried with them. The characters were developed beautifully and this is what keeps bringing me back to this author.
Surprised I like this book as much as I did. It started in a "fat kid camp" and well the story follows the 3 friends - it revolves around eating/food/relationships but author draws you into them. Super relatable even if you're not fat..its a chick book for sure. I was sad when it ended, I feel like my 3 new friends left me.
Excellent! Laughed, cried....
Such an fabulous book. I just couldn’t stop listening to it
This is a must read for anyone who has been challenged with weight and or body image. Sometimes it is difficult to listen to but looking at it from the outside in is somewhat therapeutic. Bravo!
What a great read. The plot and character development kept me interested and waiting with anticipation to see how it would turn out. Fallible characters kept it believable. All the narrators did an excellent job.
I really enjoyed this book, it really hit home with any sort of body shaming and how much your weight control your life. The Narration was also excellent
This book brought me to tears at work. As a plus size woman, I relate to some of the struggles and to hear some of the ladies are so much smaller and still getting shamed or dealing with real struggles shows both sides face hardships. I think it’s beautiful they found peace within themselves. I love the way the story ends, and Emerson’s story is so heartbreaking. Makes you really look at yourself, your very capable bodies, and reality just a little differently.
I needed that book right now! Amazing!
I didn't think I would like this book, however, it's been a nice surprise.
*sigh* Made me laugh, cry, think, remember ...
One of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time! I was sad for it to end..like losing friends. The character development was outstanding!
Great story! Heart wrenching and hopeful. Love the voice of Marley too!
Very real and relatable (except for the rabbit incident). I recommend this for anyone who has struggled with their weight or knows someone who has struggled with their weight. I believe this book could give some people a better understanding of why it can be so hard to lose weight and keep it off. I laughed out loud and cried with the characters. I would listen to this again.
Enjoyed, got caught up in their lives
I loved this book!! I found myself sitting in my car to listen to more.
What a great story!! I loved it!
loved it! being one to struggle my whole life with weight, its an honest fat girl story for everyone! the feelings and thoughts so raw. loved the "happy" ending too as a bonus. it could happen, so good luck with that!
Beautiful and heartwarming story! Narration was absolutely mesmerizing, calming and soothing. Sit back, close your eyes and enjoy the story of these three best friends. I found myself relating to all three in so many ways.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrators did a great job of reading their parts. I would highly recommend this book.
I want to give this to any woman I know with weight struggles it was so enlightening!