by Tiffany Romigh
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
If you enjoy chick lit novels that are based around serious issues but still somehow keep that personal, readable tone that the genre is known for, then you will love Elasticity. We have three main heroines in this book: Brooke, a shopaholic who can’t seem to get her spending under control, which is a problem since she’s running out of money… and fast. There’s Whitney, who can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off, no matter what diet she tries – and she’s tried them all. Then there is Tripp, who can’t break her addiction to pills, which she basically needs to actually function.
It’s one month before their 10-year high school reunion, and all three women vow to one another that they will use that month to get their problems under control so they can attend the reunion at their best. They want to show everyone – and themselves – that they are doing well, that they are good enough. Brooke will get her shopping under control, Whitney will lose weight once and for all, and Tripp will get off the pills.
How hard can it be? Apparently, very…
Elasticity chronicles the successes, the failures, and everything in between that all three women make in their journey. This is a very detailed novel that tells each character’s story in days and weeks at a time. At times touching, at times funny, and almost always realistic, this book is fascinating and highly readable. Anyone who has struggled with self-esteem issues of any kind will find something to relate to here.
Regular chick lit readers will enjoy the overall tone of the novel and the fascinating story lines. Readers looking for something really light may not find this book as compelling (but I recommend it anyway) .
This book is not the least bit predictable and will keep you guessing what will happen the entire time, which also means once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop!