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Do we change or does the world change us?
I really loved reading this book.
This book was chosen by my book club for June for our Pride month theme, and I’m so glad I was able to pick it up. I have only ever read In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner which is more chick-lit, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. But I was drawn in to the stories of these two sisters’ lives throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.
Jo and Bethie are sisters who couldn’t be more different, but throughout their struggles and trauma they share a bond with sisterhood. Mrs. Everything really is everything. It’s about sisterhood, family drama, trauma, heartbreak, motherhood, self acceptance, and womanhood. It addresses a lot of issues and themes that were prevalent in the times.. racism, feminism, drugs and sexuality.
I was drawn into Jo and Bethie’s lives and their individual journeys. I laughed and cried with them and got angry alongside them. A lot of the content was strong, but very relatable to me. I related to Bethie’s struggles with food and weight and self acceptance. I related to Jo feeling like she didn’t measure up to her sister and that something was wrong with her. There were heavy topics, but they were written well.
Mrs. Everything is good illustration of woman’s issues over time and women empowerment. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am glad I got the chance to read it.