She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn't do anything to make a change. But there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate. The less she ate, the better -- stronger -- she felt.
But it's a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far. Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind.
Please note: this book may be triggering for those who have or have recovered from an eating disorder.
"Witnessing the deterioration of her parents' marriage, the teen becomes overwhelmed by a flood of conflicting emotions and channels her need for order into restricting what she eats. Through her journal entries, readers witness her gradual descent from self-discipline to denial as she convinces herself that she grows emotionally stronger as she eats less. Readers will relate to the teen's experiences navigating family dynamics, friendship, and relationships, and the first-person narrative lends realism to her character as it allows access to the reasoning behind her misguided decisions." -- Audrey Sumser, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Publication Date||Jun 4, 2013|