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Review: Worth the Weight


I downloaded this eBook for my kindle. On Amazon this book is currently free. Yep I said FREE. I enjoyed reading Worth the Weight however there was one main issue I had with the story and this related to the character perceiving herself to be “fat” at a size 10.

Love overcomes old feelings of regret that only time can heal for the two main characters to move forward in life. Written by Mara Jacobs, this book does deliver in the nostalgic, finally getting together with your high school sweetheart, kind of way. The book is well written with very few errors. For a free book I was impressed with the development of the characters as a whole and the editing.

The only negative is main character really makes a big to-do about being overweight at one point in her life, while a size 10. Are you kidding me? Come on! A size 10 is NOT fat. This is the primary issue I had with Worth the Weight. There are places in the book where the main character measures her “fatness” by simply rolling over in bed to measure the span of her belly from hip to hip using the width of her hand. Personally, I fee this sends the wrong message to women reading this book. I mean when is a size 10 considered overweight? Unless your 5’0 a size 10 is not overweight. The main character is 5’8 or 5’9.

Overall, this eBook is worth its weight in reading. If you’re a fan of a successful woman coming back to have sex her high school boyfriend for the first time in 20 plus years, then this is the book for you. Plus, its free for Amazon Kindle readers.


I am the person who gives excellent advice. Yes, I am that good! I am a writer, a mom, a Nana (yes hard to believe I know!), a professional, educated, and has the ability to look at anything objectively. I write about everything and anything. I do this because there are many facets in my life. I am also a Coffee Lover and that alone makes me awesome. ~Me

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