If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann is a very contemporary story and therefore not one that is high on my list of books I’d like to read. I feel like it’s definitely worth reading for its commentary on body shaming, but other than that I don’t really care if I ever get around to reading it. I’ve just grown out of enjoying stories about people in the present of our world. I’m much more into fantasy. And so while I am certain this book is one worth reading, it’s not really on my TBR due to a lack of interest.
High school finally behind her, Winnie is all set to attend college in the fall. But first she's spending her summer days working at her granny’s diner and begins spending her midnights with Dallas—the boy she loves to hate and hates that she likes. Winnie lives in Misty Haven, a small town where secrets are impossible to keep—like when Winnie allegedly snaps on Dr. Skinner, which results in everyone feeling compelled to give her weight loss advice for her own good. Because they care that’s she’s “too fat.” Winnie dreams of someday inheriting the diner—but it'll go away if they can't make money, and fast. Winnie has a solution—win a televised cooking competition and make bank. But Granny doesn't want her to enter—so Winnie has to find a way around her formidable grandmother. Can she come out on top?
What do you think of If It Makes You Happy? Does this book appeal to you? If so, what about it do you like most? Do you think you’ll be reading it? Why or why not? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!