Jul 14, 11
Read in July, 2011
Well-written, with likeable characters, but a predictable plot (though not so much so that the book was ruined for me). The main character, Dana, is very warm and appealing and I found her confusion over how to treat her daughter's incipent eating disorder very realistic. In fact, I found all of her parenting conundrums realistic, and not cartoonish; I find that refreshing, since a lot of novels' descriptions of parenting make me wonder if the author has ever actually spoken to a real child before. As a mother, I very much like not being patronized to or made a charactature of, so that was a large part of this book's appeal.