Getting to Happy: You'll Be Able To Relate To These Characters

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I have always wanted to read a book by Terry McMillan. Everyone I know that has read one of her books says nothing but great things about them. I was a little apprehensive about reading Getting to Happy though, because I had not read Waiting to Exhale and was really unsure if I'd connect to character who already had such a deep history. While the back story with these characters were not needed, I have a feeling I will be getting my hands on a copy of Waiting to Exhale in the very near future to learn about where these four amazing women started.

All four women, Savannah, Robin, Gloria and Bernadine will forever hold a spot in my heart. Each of them is so different yet so similar at the same time. There are so many traits from each character that I wish I had. I can only hope to have the strength Gloria finally has at the end at some point in my life. I wish I had Savannah's sass, and the nerve to smash up a computer. I want Robin's closet, and that's based off of descriptions in the book, I can only imagine how fabulous she would look if this was made into a movie. Bernadine... oh Bernadine. I had a rough go after a relationship I had ended, poorly very poorly, and while I didn't turn to pills, I could relate on so many levels to that struggle she had. No amount of time that passed healed that pain and until both sides finally acknowledged the mistakes could we all finally move on. I felt for her from the first moment I read her story and I hope some day down the road I can learn even more about her.

I think this book is great for anyone really, if you've had a struggle in your life, no matter how small, you can relate to one of these characters. There are also so many life lessons in here and they are not 'smack you in the face' obvious, they are subtle and leave you thinking about them long after you've put the book down.


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