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 Download eBook Good Enough author Jen Petro-Roy – heartforum.co.uk

Jen Petro Roy is the author of the middle grade contemporary novel P.S I MISS YOU releasing by Macmillan Feiwel and Friends in Fall 2017 Jen is a teen librarian who lives with her husband and two daughters in Massachusetts.


      Good Enough
 By Jen Petro-Roy IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition – heartforum.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • Good Enough
  • Jen Petro-Roy
  • English
  • 11 July 2018

10 thoughts on “ Good Enough

  1. rachelwrites007 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 sc...

  2. Beth says:

    Finally This is the book about eating disorders that I have been waiting for It s not a how to , an over the top , or a make light of the situation book This book gives an amazing insight into why a child might begin habits that move into an eating disorder, and why he she would continue Parents should read this book too Your heart will break for the main ch...

  3. 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, and one that anyone who works with people 9 13 should have in their back pocket for those who might be strug...

  4. 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 so relatable and g...

  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 fierc...

  6. 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 assigning blame and ignoring her feelings.I had to know what would happen next, and each page made me completely feel for her A lot of feelings sadness, sometimes anger, always pride I don t think it s an exaggeration to say that Jen Petro Roy is this generation s Judy Blume She s talking about hard topics, things parents may not fee...

  7. Chelsey says:

    I can t give this a star rating, because I have very mixed feelings about it There s some technical writing issues the author puts really important conversations into summary, instead of having them in scene, which kills their emotional immediacy and allows the narrator to gloss over difficult topics The author also jumps forward over scenes that should be important, like Riley s check in after she refuses to eat, which leaves weird gaps in the narrative But those aren t really the crux of I can...

  8. Laura Gardner says:

    I can t control my body and be me 5 for this incredible MG novel about a girl realizing she has to give up her eating disorder to regain her life. Petro Roy explores the following Ups and downs of recovery Fractured relationships with friends and family Eating disorders as a family illness Internal struggle of wanting to recover, but being unable to stop thinking in a disordered wayReality of insurance companies only paying for a minimum stay in a facility and the fear of leaving So I can t control my body and be me 5 for this incredible MG novel about a girl realizing she has to give up her eating disorder to regain her life. Petro Roy explores the following Ups and downs of recovery Fractured relationships with friends and family Eating disorders as a family illness Internal struggle of wanting to recover, but being unable to stop thinking in a disordered wayReality of insurance companies only paying for a minimum stay in a facility and the fear of leaving So powerful Re...

  9. Karley says:

    I thought this book was really good Really sad though I still would highly recommend it

  10. 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 novel also has a companion nonfiction self help book Un...

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