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The Shape of Us by [Ireland, Lisa]
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Length: 361 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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"A wonderful story, full of emotional depth and heart." Rachael Johns


Mezz is overweight and overworked: she's convinced it's only a matter of time until her husband starts to stray.

Jewels is fat and fabulous, but if she wants the baby she craves, the Tim Tams have to go.

Ellie's life looks perfect to her London friends on Facebook: she keeps her waistline out of the photos and her loneliness to herself.

Kat will do anything to keep her daughter Ami happy and safe. If she can just lose that baby weight, she's sure Ami's dad will stick around.

In this heartwarming, heartbreaking story, four women who meet online in a weight loss forum learn that losing weight might not be the key to happiness, but believing in the ones you live - and yourself - just might be.


'Lisa Ireland gets right to the heart of female friendship, exploring topics every woman can relate to.' Rachael Johns, author of The Art of Keeping Secrets

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1882 KB
  • Print Length: 361 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Australia (28 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N7QO40W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Four overweight women make friends via an online weight loss forum, come together to meet each other in person, develop strong bonds that help them through some of the toughest of times, and discover weight is a very personal problem to overcome (or come to terms with). This is the story of Mezz, Jewels, Ellie and Kat who all think that if they can just lose a few kilos, life will change for them in astonishing ways.

A story about female friendships, Ms Ireland has given us a strong story and interesting characters. I especially enjoyed the little introspective thoughts they had, which made them more relatable and real.

I was a little disappointed that the last quarter of the story dissolved into an old and overused plot device to increase the drama - I would have liked to see the author use something other than... well, I don't want to give you any spoilers, so I won't say :-) However, it is well written, with all four of the main characters reacting differently to what could only be a difficult time for all of them.

4.5 stars, but nudged up to 5.
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I so enjoyed this book. Very believable and realistic characters with many of the same feelings that overweight people struggle with. I was so involved with the lives of the 4 women that I didn't want the book to end. Very emotional ending that tugs at the heart strings. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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I read this in one sitting because I just had to know what happened to the girls. A truly heart warming and life affirming book with subjects that we can all relate to. I must admit to shedding quite a few tears at some of the twists and turns. I'll miss the characters in this book, it felt almost like I was saying goodbye to friends when I read the last page. An amazing book that would appeal to book clubs and women of every age. Lisa Ireland at her best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read 10 April 2017
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This story begins with four women who meet in a weight-loss forum, but ‘The Shape of Us’ deals with much more than body image and weight issues. There are times where the characters’ struggle for self-acceptance hits very close to home, creating an empathy with anyone who has looked in the mirror and been unhappy with what they see. But the true heart of this book lies with the friendship of these four women. Kat, Mez, Jewels and Ellie form a sisterhood that carries them through the highs and lows of their lives – creating a family that stands the test of distance and time. They are the kind of women we know, or wish we knew. ‘The Shape of Us’ will make you laugh and cry – and the moment you finish it you’ll want to read it all over again.
Lisa Ireland is a genuine talent and this book is sure to keep her on the best-seller lists.
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Fun read, but also has more serious undertones. Keeps you wanting to turn the page.

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