She comes from a loving family. She has three best friends. She loves to surf and lives five minutes from the beach. She also recently discovered that the boy she’s grown up with has the most amazing green eyes…
Then why is she sticking her fingers down her throat?
My review: As you can tell from the synopsis, this book is dealing with anorexia, I felt the author did a good job of showing how the compulsion starts, with the need for control. As Beth feels her life spiraling further and further out of control she decides if she can just lose 10 pounds her life will be better. Even with the love of her boyfriend and the support of her friends she soon finds that the diet is no longer a way to lose weight but a way to control her life, an obsession.
I felt the ending of this a little too pat, those of us who have experienced obsessive compulsive disorder know there are no pat solutions to it. However, I appreciated the way the author stressed the importance of family and friend support and how she showed it depended on Beth to overcome her obsession. How the fact that her friends would be there for her no matter what was a fact she had to come to realize by herself.
I would recommend this book for teens and their parents.
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