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Good Luck with That

Good Luck with That, August 2018
by Kristan Higgins

Berkley
480 pages
ISBN: 045148939X
EAN: 9780451489395
Kindle: B077CNXY2B
Trade Size / e-Book
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"Emerson, Marley, and Georgia represent friendship goals"

Fresh Fiction Review

Good Luck with That
Kristan Higgins

Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel
Posted August 5, 2018

Romance Contemporary | Women's Fiction

When they were eighteen, Emerson, Marley, and Georgia met at fat camp. They instantly became best friends, supporting each other through thick and thin. Sixteen years later, Emerson dies, but not before making her best friends promise to finish the list they made that last summer together. The list is full of things they thought they would do, if they were brave enough: get a piggyback ride, eat dessert in public, hold hands in public, tell someone off who called you fat.

Now Marley and Georgia work on completing the list in her honor, even though it scares both of them. They're trying to find peace with their bodies. Even now after all this time, they still struggle. They eat healthy and exercise, but they never reach their ideal weight. As teens they thought once they lost the weight, real life would begin, hence the list.

But now, after Georgia's failed marriage and Marley's family grief, they've decided to conquer their fears. As they start checking items off their list, they gain confidence.

Another winner of a book from Kristan Higgins. I've come to expect so much from her books and she never disappoints. The friendship between Marley and Georgia will make readers want to reach out to their best friends. There are so many layers to this book: family drama, the meaning of friendship, spreading kindness, having a job you love, confidence, a cute dog, body imagery, and, of course, romance. It's incredible that all these layers fit together and speak volumes about life, but they do. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT is about every day issues that seem nonchalant at first, but it packs quite the punch.

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SUMMARY

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.

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.

A novel of compassion and insight, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.


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