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The Shape of Us by Lisa Ireland

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Four different women. The same big problem. One magical solution? 
Despite excelling at university, Mezz has ended up the second-choice doctor in a two-doctor town, and won't be winning Mother of the Year any time soon. Miserably overweight, she knows it's only a matter of time until her gorgeous husband starts to stray...

Jewels runs a successful business and lives in her dream house. All she needs to make life complete is a baby. She'll do anything to lose weight and become a mother... just as soon as the Tim Tams are finished.

Ellie's life looks perfect on Facebook. But unlike the sunny snapshots, her world in Canberra is dull: she left everything behind in London, and the woman she sacrificed her life for is hardly ever home. Her ever-increasing waistline is testimony to just how small Ellie's life has become.

Kat's baby is her world. As a Bosnian refugee, she wants nothing more than a stable, happy life for Ami, but Kat's relationship with Ami's dad is collapsing. If she could just lose the 'baby weight' maybe Josh would look at her the way he used to.

When Mezz, Jewels, Ellie and Kat meet in an online weight-loss forum, a common goal accelerates their friendship. As the kilos start to disappear but their problems don't, they begin to realise that weight-loss might not be the key to happiness, but that supporting and believing in the ones you love, and yourself, just might be ...
 



Hey! Here's my review.

This is the type of book I would pick up and hand to random strangers in Kmart and insist they buy... Okay, it's the actual book I did that with. The story has stayed with me long after I finished reading. It's a fabulous example of contemporary Australian women's fiction - full of friendships, romance, and personal growth. I laughed, I cried, I ran out of pages too quickly. 

Four women from diverse backgrounds meet in an online weight loss forum and develop a deeper friendship. They share their struggles and each takes a different path on their journey. This book would be particularly relatable to anyone who has ever stood on the scales and seen a number they didn't like. 

★★★★★   

  • Where: Borrowbox
  • Format: ebook

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Janine K
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7 August 2017 at 10:36 delete

I agree Renee, I loved this book, I think Lisa's writing went up a whole level with this one, I'm so looking forward to her future books.

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7 August 2017 at 16:17 delete

We have such similar taste Janine😊

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