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  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Walker & Company; Reprint edition (26 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802797385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802797384
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.9 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Nov 2006
Format: Hardcover
Giselle is an intelligent, over-achieving medical student who is self-destructive and tormented by her relationship with her dead father. Holly is a blossoming young track star that struggles academically for several reasons, including the fact that she is hearing impaired. Giselle has been hospitalized and forced to return home to recover from anorexia. SKINNY tells the story of the effects of Giselle's illness on these two sisters now that Giselle has come back to the family home. The sisters take turns narrating the story.

Each chapter told from Giselle's perspective is laced with medical textbook excerpts that hold keys to the story. Holly's chapters are often brief and yet very poignant. The book details both sisters learning their family history and struggling with its effect on their current lives. The dialogue between the sisters is very well written, as are their inner monologues.

This book has many subplots and some come together in the end and others are not tied up so neatly. At times it feels as though Kaslik has attempted to write two completely different books about the same characters and weaved them together and yet, overall, the story is incredibly moving and emotional. Each sister's words force the reader to empathize with them despite the fact that they often seem to be battling against each other.

Overall, Kaslik has written a remarkable book about the devastating effects of eating disorders on both the person suffering from the illness and those around them. This book is incredibly weighty and touches on some incredibly intense issues at times, and would likely pose a challenge to even some of the strongest high school readers. But their efforts would not be wasted, as it is an incredibly satisfying read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Delbridge on 29 April 2009
Format: Paperback
Built for those with a strong stomach, this is the tale of a family torn apart by the effects of an eating disorder. It is told alternately by two sisters from a family holding together by mere threads. One is starving herself to the point of near death, while the other is looking on in sheer horror.

Well written and graphic, this book tells a tale all too easy to ignore in todays society in a frank and believable way.

Surprisingly, this is Kaslik's first novel and I am keen to read more! 5 star.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary_10 on 29 Jan 2009
Format: Hardcover
Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, Giselle is fighting an all consuming battle with anorexia. As a track star, Holly struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Once a strong role model and top medical student, Giselle is spiraling out of control. And, together, they are holding on for dear life.

This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from both girl's perspectives as they narrate alternating chapters. Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives us all.
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