This is a truly delightful book, full of heart and humor. Marley, Georgia, and Emerson meet as teenagers at fat camp and stay friends into adulthood. When Emerson unexpectedly passes away, she leaves a to-do list for her friends to complete; a list they made of things to do when they were thin. The story is told from Marley and Georgia's perspective, with journal entries from Emerson mixed in. We learn of Emerson's struggle with her weight and all the hurt and tears she hid from her friends and the world. As Marley and Georgia attempt the list, they learn to live the lives they want and accept and expect, love from those around them. It's a wonderfully told story that really gets at the struggle of weight and learning to love yourself.
When their best friend Emerson passes away unexpectedly, she leaves a final wish for Georgia and Marley to conquer the fears they still carry as adults, a task that leads them to love themselves just the way they are.