What I Lost #ad - She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick? This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth’s journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost.
More Than a NumberCherry Valley Press #ad - Like jay asher's thirteen reasons why and lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, More Than a Number raises thought-provoking questions about love and acceptance, as well as the cost of beauty. Previously titled Something of Substance*. I lost forty pounds after a stint in fat camp my sophomore year. Prior to losing weight, most of my time was spent comparing myself to my twin sister and trying to hide my cankles.
However, losing weight changed everything. Now, i'm popular, vying for the hottest guy in school, and competing for a prom queen nomination. Like how i'm spiraling in a deadly game of self-acceptance. Finally, i'm getting noticed, and it's all because I dropped the pounds. Everything I ever wanted is right at my fingertips.
More Than a Number #ad - If only i could lose more weight, and I'd be perfect. But my friend Jake tells me I want all the wrong things. He thinks I'm already perfect. Sometimes you can't see what's right in front of you. Or how, despite being my best friend's brother, Jake has always been the one to catch me when I fall. Can he catch me again? or am i too far gone?Fans of emotional contemporary YA will fall in love with Souders' heart-wrenching novel.
PaperweightHarperTeen #ad - In her body. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert. Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. This emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, in the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls.
Paperweight #ad - Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. And if stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life. Paperweight follows seventeen-year-old stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with a life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.
Nurses and therapists watch stevie at meal time, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid. Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. In her life.
Elena Vanishing: A MemoirChronicle Books LLC #ad - Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Dunkle, elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. Told entirely from elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B.
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir #ad - This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia.
PurgeScholastic Paperbacks #ad - But first janie must survive everyday conflicts between the Barfers and the Starvers, attempts by the head psychiatrist to fish painful memories out of her emotional waters, and shifting friendships and alliances among the kids in the ward. This striking novel from acclaimed author Sarah Darer Littman is now available in paperback!Janie Ryman hates throwing up.
Purge #ad - So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day? That’s what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover.
WintergirlsSpeak FBA-|300162 #ad - Wintergirls #ad - But then cassie suffers the ultimate loss—her life—and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since speak, her painful path to recovery, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.
The new york times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest.
ThinPenguin #ad - Thin #ad - So what drove her to starve herself nearly to death at the age of 18? And what, more importantly, A Shape of My Own is Grace's hearbreaking, made her stop? A grippingly honest account of life with anorexia nervosa, finally, shocking and, inspirational memoir. Bright, popular, pretty and successful, Grace Bowman had the world at her feet.
. An extraordinary story, it is also a common one - is there a woman in the western world who has a normal relationship with food? A compulsive read, essential for anyone hoping to understand more about eating disorders and overcoming addiction.
MassiveMacmillan Children's Books #ad - Carmen starts to ask: if she was thin, published to coincide with the release of julia's new book, Massive, could it all be different?A new cover edition of Julia Bell's critically acclaimed YA novel, very thin, The Dark Light 'Bell's debut novel is tough, grimy and truthful as it looks at three women in the same family with food problems' Guardian'.
Massive #ad - With everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose. Told with sympathy and humour. Perceptive and disturbing' Bookseller '. Manages to be enjoyable as well as thought-provoking' Big Issue. And somehow her daughter is going to be thin. When her mother sweeps her off to live in the city, Carmen finds her old world disappearing.
Weight has always been a big issue in Carmen's life. Not surprising when her mum is obsessed with the idea that thin equals beauty, thin equals success, thin equals the way to get what you want. Boldly yet sensitively explores complex interactions between emotional and nutritional needs.
The Stone GirlKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn't hurt, because she's not real anymore.
Sethie weiss is hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly. She’s managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard work—a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away—she can force the number on the scale even lower. Sheinmel comes an unflinching and unparalleled portrayal of one girl’s withdrawal, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness, her own loneliness—her own self.
The Stone Girl #ad - She will work on her body the same way she worked to get her perfect grades, to get her first kiss from Shaw, to finish her college applications early, the boy she loves, the boy who isn’t quite her boyfriend. Sethie will not allow herself one slip, not one bad day, not one break in concentration. Her body is there for her to work on when everything and everyone else—her best friend, her schoolwork, and Shaw—are gone.
From critically acclaimed writer Alyssa B.
A Short Read - Raw: The diary of an anorexic HarperTrue LifeHarperTrue #ad - And she wrote it in the hope that others suffering would relate to it, and that other families watching their loved ones will be touched and understand more deeply how an eating disorder really feels. Lydia was 19 years old and enjoying university with a loving family and great friends when she became anorexic.
A Short Read - Raw: The diary of an anorexic HarperTrue Life #ad - She wrote her book to explain her deepest thoughts and to explain the painful mental torture that she endured and overcame. Her story is told through letters and blogs that Lydia wrote at the best and worst of times, notes from her parent s and friends desperately trying to find a way through to her and doctors notes with the horrific exacting details.
Lydia is now 23 and ‘recovering’. She strongly believes that recovery is possible, and feels she is almost there. The doctors told her that she would die. This is lydia’s account of what anorexia did to her, how it changed her and how it impacted on her family, friends and all her choices in life.
Sad Perfect: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - Sixteen-year-old pea knows there has always been something wrong with the way she eats--textures, smells, and even the sight of some foods are frightening. Pea has always felt alienated, anxious, and depressed, and with her diagnosis, she is hopeful that she'll get the treatment she needs to get better.
Sad Perfect: A Novel #ad - Thanks to therapy, her loving yet dysfunctional family, and the support of her sweet and caring new boyfriend, Ben, Pea finally feels like she's in control for the first time in her life. When she's finally diagnosed with a little-known eating disorder called Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder ARFID, her "picky eating" starts to make sense.
. It will take inner strength and the support from her loved ones to get the help she needs to begin to challenge her eating disorder. But when she decides to go off her antidepressants, things start to spiral out of control.