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 r Before she had an eating disorder, twelve-year-old Riley was many things: an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister, and...

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Title:Good Enough
Author:Jen Petro-Roy
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:B07BF78XFX
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Good Enough Reviews

  • Renata
    Oct 23, 2018
    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...
  • Kelly
    Feb 18, 2019
    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...
  • Sarah
    Nov 05, 2018
    * This review is of an advanced reader copy Most 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 ...
  • Cindy
    Dec 19, 2017
    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 the privilege of reading an early ...
  • Barbara
    Mar 28, 2019
    I'm sure I won't be the only reader who wishes this book had been written when I was growing up. It's honest, filled with details, and yet ends on a hopeful note. For anyone who's struggled with an eating disorder from one side of the spectrum to the other, this book reminds us that we...
  • Laurie
    Dec 19, 2018
    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 cha...
  • Ms Threlkeld
    Mar 27, 2019
    Exceptionally written, heartbreakingly honest portrayal of a girl in treatment for anorexia. ...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jun 09, 2018
    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 afterno...
  • Yvonne
    Feb 03, 2019
    After reading Jen Petro-Roy?s P.S. I Miss You, I expected Good Enough to be a strong story, with a likable character, and a few tears along the way. I was not disappointed. This was an emotional story about 12 year old Riley, and her time in a treatment center, fighting to overcome A...
  • Julie
    Dec 19, 2018
    "'You need butter. You're too skinny.' A thrill went through me when Mom said that. A thrill still shoots through me every time when anyone says that. It's the same way I feel when I step on the scale and see a lower number. It's the thrill of success." In Good Enough, Riley's stor...
  • Steph
    Apr 01, 2019
    Very well done. So many young people need this book. ...
  • Lisa Welch
    Mar 06, 2019
    An excellent middle grade novel about a girl and her battle with an eating disorder. It's written by an #ownvoices author, and that is so evident in the writing. The metaphors and comparisons make the experience so much more relatable to those who do not have an eating disorder and are...
  • Kellie Cruz
    May 31, 2019
    A perfect middle school book about eating disorders and the road to recovery. I am so glad this book was written so I can put it in the hands and hearts of those who are struggling and those students who want to learn more and help. Thank you! ...
  • Chelsey
    Apr 05, 2019
    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 ove...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Nov 23, 2018
    Sharing out for librarians, counselors, and teachers who share books with their middle grade and young adult readers. In February 2019, Jen Petro-Roy brings us the story of Riley Logan, a twelve-year old who goes into treatment for anorexia. Told through journal entries that span th...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Feb 22, 2019
    2.5 STARS Twelve-year-old Riley winds up on an eating disorder unit of a local hospital. At first she fights recovery, then takes tentative and finally more concrete steps to take back her life. Jen Petro-Roy?s debut middle grade novel also has a companion nonfiction self-help ...
  • Susan
    Mar 30, 2019
    Thank you to the publisher and the author for the review copies of these books. All opinions are my own. First of all, I would like to give this four and a half stars. These amazing #ownvoices books offer a glimpse into the world of eating disorders. Through daily journal entries i...
  • Beth
    Mar 10, 2019
    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 wou...
  • Pat
    Mar 30, 2019
    I just finished this book, and I applaud its author for having the courage to write it and raise the awareness of eating disorders. The book contains a wonderful, realistic story that emphasizes self esteem and healthy behaviors that lead to actually living instead of being afraid. It ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Jan 18, 2019
    Rating: 4.5 Stars Good 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) immediatel...
  • Laurie
    Oct 14, 2018
    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 ...
  • rachel
    Jun 09, 2018
    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 anymore, 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 becaus...
  • Jenn Bishop
    Apr 07, 2019
    Reading Riley's story helped me understand how an eating disorder feels from the inside. Her recovery isn't a straight line, which I'm sure is true to life, and for those struggling in recovery, that aspect will be particularly resonant. I appreciated the scenes with Riley and her ther...
  • Christine Brunt
    Dec 25, 2018
    Jen Petro-Roy?s sophomore middle grade novel, set to release on February 19, follows twelve-year-old Riley, who is enrolled at an in-patient eating disorder recovery center where she begins her journey toward eating disorder recovery. Personally, this was a hard book for me to re...
  • Cassie Thomas
    Mar 13, 2019
    A story that will change lives. ...
  • WKPL Children's/YA Books
    Mar 26, 2019
    Miss Lori read this book and learned so much. An intense look at eating disorders and the long road to recovery. Written by an author who recovered from anorexia and exercise addiction, so information is first hand. Very good read for middle school/YA students who either think they mig...
  • Alyssa
    Nov 27, 2018
    An important, compassionate, engrossing book that delves deep inside the mind and heart of Riley, a twelve-year-old girl who is undergoing treatment for an eating disorder. Riley is funny, resilient, wounded, and so very real. I felt like she could have been one of my students- I worri...
  • Karley
    Jun 14, 2019
    I thought this book was really good! Really sad though. I still would highly recommend it! :~) ...
  • Marlanda
    Mar 03, 2019
    This book really spoke to me because I know a lot of people that have dealt with things like this and I?ve struggled with self confidence and things like that so I?m glad I found this book ...
  • Dee Dee G
    Jun 25, 2019
    This book opened my eyes about what people go through fighting eating disorders. Written in diary format, which didn?t feel like you were reading a diary. My heart goes out to people fighting this disorder. ...