I think for any one who has ever had weight issues there are many home truths in this book that make you stop and say I've felt/thought that.(I know I did) Then I think a lot of people have been in a situation where they've grown apart from their best friend, not wanting to lose the comfort and familiarity they offer. And also there's the crush you have that you have no self confidence to act on. Go on a journey of self discovery with Maggie as she tries to find happiness. I know was cheering her on in the end, hoping that she got everything she deserved out of life. So you ask why only 4 stars if I loved it so much? It needed an epilogue or extra chapter, only so we could find out more about what happens with Dominic and to tie up Olivia and Maggies loose ends.
Back cover synopsis:
Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives except Maggie. At 26, she's still serving coffee at The Beanery Coffee House, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and having real careers. Even Olivia, Maggie's best friend from childhood, is getting married to the doctor with whom she lives. Maggie's roommate? Her dog Solo (his name says it all). The man in Maggie's life? Well there isn't one, except the guy she has a crush on, Domenic, who works with her at the coffee shop as a bus boy.Maggie and Olivia have been best friends since they were in grade school. Both fatties, they befriended each other when no one else would. Now grown-up, Maggie is still shopping in the "women's section" while Olivia went and had gastric-bypass surgery in search of the elusive size 2, the holy grail for girls everywhere. So now Olivia's thin and blonde and getting married, and Maggie's the fat bridesmaid. Ain't life grand? In this wonderful debut novel that is sure to remind readers of Jennifer Weiner's Good In Bed, Liza Orr is both witty and wise, giving voice to women everywhere who wish for just once that they could forget about their weight