Author: Beth Moran
Title: How Not To Be A Loser
Print Length: 346 pages
Publishing house: Boldwood Books (24 Mar. 2020)
Amy Piper is a loser. She’s lost her confidence, her mojo and her way.
But one thing she has never lost is her total love for her thirteen-year-old son Joey, and for his sake she knows it’s time for a change. But first she has to be brave enough to leave the house…
What she needs are friends and an adventure. And when she joins a running group of women who call themselves The Larks, she finds both. Not to mention their inspiring (and rather handsome) coach, Nathan.
Once upon a time Amy was a winner – at life, at sport and in love. Now, with every ounce of strength she has left, she is determined to reclaim the life she had, for herself and for Joey. And who knows, she might just be a winner again – at life, sport, and love, if she looks in the right places…
After the father of her 13 years son came back in her life, Amy decided to take a life changing decision. She wants to be a better mother for her son and be happy in her life. That’s why she makes a list of challenge called The stop being a loser program.
“ So, amazingly, after thirteen long years of flailing, wallowing, eating way too much processed sugar, hiding and letting life kick me in the butt, I somehow found the strength to haul myself out of bed, arm myself with a cup of chamomile tea and give it a bloody good go.”
The story evolves in two timelines where we will discover the reason why Amy is battling with agoraphobia and anxiety while living estranged from her parents. And the way Amy have been through a lot and how her past affected her. I liked how her character amazingly evolves in the story.
In this story, we will be a part of an adventure full of hope, friendship, and personal challenge. I enjoyed following the life of Amy and her friends. The way the Larks and coach Nathan will help her overcome her boundaries. Amy show us that to fulfill our dream, we have to start making the first step. That what she did, and it made her met those amazing people that will help her throughout her journey.
“Sometimes it takes just one terrible thing to finally force change after years of enduring the intolerable.”
All the characters were amazing. Besides their own personal issue, they all shared something amazing as loyalty and empathy. Nathan, Mel, Dani and the other Larks were nice to follow.
How not to be loser is a funny heartwarming story full of joy, happiness, kindness, and hope. I think that Amy’s character will inspire many people.
Thanks to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for this inspirational story.