Why? I like any book by Kristan Higgins so I was absolutely keen to read this one.
Plot This is about three friends who have weight issues and body image issues – their struggles and their joys. Their families and loves.
What Appeals to me? An extremely well written book that explores hugely important themes in today’s world. Like body image, attitudes around that, other people’s kindness and unkindness. It’s about family struggles too. Parenting.
This book is so sad and so funny at various spots.
It took me a little while to like the woman characters, but they grew on me. I It really isn’t an easy book to read in some ways, its confrontative.
And so… I think its an extremely important book, and would be excellent as a book club read. So much to talk about you’d need a few sessions!
Why? I thoroughly enjoy any book ever written by Cathy Lamb. Thanks to a blogger I was introduced to her books. This one was one I had that I hadn’t read, its like saving up something special.
Plot Boss Mom Jaden has loved her son Tate since he was born. Born to her sister Brooke (a drug addict). Tate has a large head, so he has had a good deal of teasing to deal with. But… he is the most loveable of characters. Jaden takes him as her own when Brooke walks out after his birth. Now he is seventeen and he so wants to fly, to play basketball, to be accepted by other. And Jaden is so against that because a knock to the head could cause serious problems for Jaden because he has a shunt going from his brain to his heart.
What Appeals to me? I totally love the characters that Cathy Lamb conjures up. They are so full of warmth and feeling. And humour! Irreverent humour. I love the way she explores and shares someone who is different and so fully a wonderful human being. It invites us to be open and kind and accepting and really celebratory of all the differences in people.
And so… I do have one more book to read by Cathy Lamb, her one that is due out on the 30th of October titled The Man She Married. I don’t even know what its about. It doesn’t matter. Its written by Cathy Lamb. That’s all I need to know.