I often judge a book by how many times I Snapchat friends snippets of prose.
I must have sent 30 snaps from this book to various bibliophile friends, coworkers, and relatives. I laughed. I cried. (Full disclosure: I might have peed a little. Hey, just being honest.)
That said, this book was very good. Geared primarily toward women—ideally Christian women for the loads of Jesus references—the novel covers just how messy and beautiful life can be. Interspersed with relatable lists of “how-to” sections that nearly collapsed me with humor, the novel is primarily informal chapters of pseudo-blog post narratives.
Jen’s life is not perfect, but as she declares for all—imperfect can be beautiful.
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