Good Enough



Good Enough 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, this is a realistic depiction of inpatient eating disorder treatment, and a moving story about a girl who has to fight herself to survive. New Read [ Good Enough ] by [ Jen Petro-Roy ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • Good Enough
  • Jen Petro-Roy
  • English
  • 21 August 2018

10 thoughts on “Good Enough

  1. rachel says:

    I just cried reading this entire thing I tried to read this book last year when Jen started it I don t have an eating disorder any, it s fine, I said I was wrong Page one bothered me but I couldn t figure out why It took me a long time to realize that I was bothered because I still had an ED If I ignored it, no, it didn t go away Jen and lots of other incredible ED warriors pushed me to get help I got help.But if I had this book at 11, when I first started actively doing diso I just cried reading this entire thing I tried to read this book last year when Jen started it I don t have an eating disorder any, it s fine, I said I was wrong Page one bothered me but I couldn t figure out why It took me a long time to realize that I was bothered because I still had an ED If I ignored it, no, it didn t go away Jen and lots of other incredible ED warriors pushed me to get help I got help.But if I had this book at 11, when I first started actively doing disordered eating habits, it would have changed everything At 13, I had a therapist who suggested I go to Renfrew I told her all I needed was a school change It took me 16 years to accept she was right A different school didn t make my issues go away It took me a long time to figure this out I am SO grateful GOOD ENOUGH exists I am so glad girls and boys and kids ...

  2. Kelly says:

    A fantastic read about a 12 year old girl named Riley whose parents put her in an in patient treatment center for her anorexia I ve read a number of books that take on eating disorders without shying away from the hard details, but this is the first one I ve read aimed at middle grade readers where, as author, survivor, and recovery advocate Petro Roy herself states she began to exhibit the behaviors It s hard not to root for Riley or any of her peers, and her emotional journeys are up and A fantastic read about a 12 year old girl named Riley whose parents put her in an in patient treatment center for her anorexia I ve read a number of books that take on eating disorders without shying away from the hard details, but this is the first one I ve read aimed at middle grade readers where, as author, survivor, and recovery advocate Petro Roy herself states she began to exhibit the behaviors It s hard not to root for Riley or any of her peers, and her emotional journeys are up and down, much like recovery itself As someone who struggles with a mental illness, I especially appreciated how much was discussed about recovery not being linear That there are bump and hiccups and that those are part of the process, rather than any indication of failure or inability to succeed Well written, immersive,...

  3. Renata says:

    This is a really moving read that gives you a character to root for and smashes a lot of myths about eating disorders and diet culture in general I also loved the way Riley s journey is rooted in pop culture, taking inspiration from superheroes and Disney characters I think that s ...

  4. Kelly Hager says:

    I loved Jen s debut novel, PS I Miss You, and so I was waiting for this with no small amount of impatience I m only mildly ashamed to admit that once I knew that egalleys were a thing, I basically pouted and whined and used emojis as a weapon I didn t mean to read this in one afternoon I wanted to savor it, because Jen s writing is gorgeous.But I immediately loved Riley and I worried about her I worried about whether she d be able to have a healthy relationship with food and if she d be able I loved Jen s debut novel, PS I Miss You, and so I was waiting for this with no small amount of impatience I m only mildly ashamed to admit that once I knew that egalleys were a thing, I basically pouted and whined and used emojis as a weapon I didn t mean to read this in one afternoon I wanted to savor it, because Jen s writing is gorgeous.But I immediately loved Riley and I worried about her I worried about whether she d be able to have a healthy relationship with food and if she d be able to talk to her family about her feelings, if they d listen to just keep assigni...

  5. Laurie says:

    Have you ever felt like you weren t good enough Not pretty enough Not skinny enough Clothes not nice enough These are some of the issues that twelve year old Riley are going through She used to have a normal life with her friends, her family, and her art One day all of that changed when a mean girl in her school made fun of her weight Riley vowed then and there that she would lose all the weight that she could and become a fierce competitor in track and field Because of her extreme des Have you ever felt like you weren t good enough Not pretty enough Not skinny enough Clothes not nice enough These are some of the issues that twelve year old Riley are going through She used to have a normal life with her friends, her family, and her art One day all of that changed when a mean girl in her school made fun of her weight Riley vowed then and there that she would lose all the weight that she could and become a fierce competitor in track and field Because of her extreme desire, Riley developed an eating disorder called anorexia She began to alienate her friends, her family, and even food to achi...

  6. PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 STARSTwelve year old Riley winds up on an eating disorder unit of a local hospital At first she fights recovery, then takes tentative and finallyconcrete steps to take back her life.Jen Petro Roy s debut middle grade novel also has a companion nonfiction self help book Unlike YA eating disorder books, GOOD ENOUGH has no tension or edge It s a book with a Big Message, a primer on body image and eating disorders There was never any doubt Riley would recover.Riley, a likable main char 2.5 STARSTwelve year old Riley winds up on an eating disorder unit of a local hospital At first she fights recovery, then takes tentative and finallyconcrete steps to take back her life.Jen Petro Roy s debut middle grade nov...

  7. Samantha (WLABB) says:

    Rating 4.5 StarsGood Enough was a first hand account of Riley s inpatient treatment as she began her recovery from anorexia It s been over 25 years since my inpatient treatment for disordered eating, but Petro Roy s depiction of Riley s battle with ED eating disorder immediately brought me back to my own struggle.I applaud the author s decision to write this story in journal format, because it was the perfect way to clearly capture and communicate Riley s emotions She skillfully depicted th Rating 4.5 StarsGood Enough was a first hand account of Riley s inpatient treatment as she began her recovery from anorexia It s been over 25 years since my inpatient treatment for disordered eating, but Petro Roy s depiction of Riley s battle with ED eating disorder immediately brought me back to my own struggle.I applaud the author s decision to write this story in journal format, because it was the perfect way to clearly capture and communicate Riley s emotions She skillfully depicted the sadness, loneliness, anxiety, desperation, and shame that results from this disease She explored the secretive nature of it, and how ...

  8. Cindy says:

    I had the privilege of reading an early draft of this, and loved it SO much Riley has such a fierce and indomitable spirit, and seeing her learn to make peace with who she is is incredible I can t wait until this one s out in the world I had...

  9. Sarah says:

    This review is of an advanced reader copyMost fictional portrayals of eating disorders widely miss the mark by furthering the stereotype that eating disorders afflict intelligent young women and teens who begin dieting either in an attempt to gain control over their lives in the wake of an overbearing mother or to garner attention from absent parents After reaching a medical crisis point the teen is forced into treatment where she is initially resistant but, with the help of a compassionate s This review is of an advanced reader copyMost fictional portrayals of eating disorders widely miss the mark by furthering the stereotype that eating disorders afflict intelligent young women and teens who begin dieting either in an attempt to gain control over their lives in the wake of an overbearing mother or to garner attention from absent parents After reaching a medical crisis point the teen is forced into treatment where she is initially resistant but, with the help of a compassionate saga...

  10. Laurie says:

    An important, compassionate, engrossing book that delves deep inside the mind and heart of Riley, a twelve year old girl who is in treatment for an eating disorder Riley is funny, resilient, wounded, and so very real This book depicts how difficult recovery is while also offering so much hope and inspiration that strikes me as a very challenging balance to pull off, but Jen Petro Roy does it masterfully This is a must have for upper elementary and middle school classrooms and library collect An important, compassionate, engrossing book that delves deep inside the mind and heart of Riley, a twelve year old girl who is in treatment for an eating disorder Riley is funny, resilient, wounded, and so ver...

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