I don’t know that I liked this story — it made me super uncomfortable. But I also could not stop reading. It’s one of those stories I had to push through, and it’s worth it. It’s not a happy book, but it’s the kind of novel that’s worth reading. Looker puts infertility and hormones on display, parading their ability to push a woman past her breaking point. Sims also reveals how middle-class America shuns women who don’t live up to the perfect ideal of motherhood, while celebrating women, like the actress, who have both a career and motherhood (which means fertility).
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But the story isn’t lead by the twist, instead we get a character with some depth and a great backstory, a leading woman with street smarts and a killer instinct for survival.
In 2019 I’m going to try to enjoy floating, but also accept the rapids and the drops, knowing that there’s nothing I can do about them. They’re going to happen whether I worry about them or not.