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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday (42)

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was created by Jill Breaking the Spine. Buy links include affiliate links, where I can earn a small commission if you purchase through them.

Good Enough by Jen Petro-Roy

Release date: February 19th, 2019
Amazon / Book Depository / Indiebound

Summary (from goodreads): Before she had an eating disorder, twelve-year-old Riley was many things: an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister, and a friend.

But now, from inside the inpatient treatment center where she's receiving treatment for anorexia, it's easy to forget all of that. Especially since under the influence of her eating disorder, Riley alienated her friends, abandoned her art, turned running into something harmful, and destroyed her family's trust.

If Riley wants her life back, she has to recover.

Part of her wants to get better. As she goes to therapy, makes friends in the hospital, and starts to draw again, things begin to look up.

But when her roommate starts to break the rules, triggering Riley's old behaviors and blackmailing her into silence, Riley realizes that recovery will be even harder than she thought. She starts to think that even if she does "recover," there's no way she'll stay recovered once she leaves the hospital and is faced with her dieting mom, the school bully, and her gymnastics-star sister.

The part where I talk: There are two different MG books about eating disorders coming out this year. (the other being The Year I Didn't Eat) and I have such feelings about that. I think they are absolutely necessary, as the rate of eating disorders rises in younger and younger kids, but... that they must exist makes me sad. We should be doing better for kids.

I also cried my eyes out over P.S. I Miss You, so I have good vibes about this. Also, props to the neat cover.

Anyways, I don't want to be jokey in this post so that's all for this week.

Peace and cookies,

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