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Good Enough: A Novel

Written by Jen Petro-Roy
Published by Square Fish
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A young girl with an eating disorder must find the strength to recover in this moving middle-grade novel from Jen Petro-Roy 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. Written by an eating disorder survivor and activist, Good Enough is a realistic depiction of inpatient eating disorder treatment, and a moving story about a girl who has to fight herself to survive.

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Jen Petro-Roy

Jen Petro-Roy is a former teen librarian, an obsessive reader, and a trivia fanatic. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two young daughters, and a pair of whiny cats. P.S. I Miss You is her debut novel.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781250233509
Publication Date:
February 18, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
125023350X
ATOS® Book Level:
4.09
Accelerated Reader® Points:
8.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
506372
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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