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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Definitions (Young Adult) (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099488450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099488453
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 602,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Honest and darkly humourous, this is much more than just an "issues" book. Deserving of a wide audience, it is extremely well written and entirely engrossing" (Angela Lockton The Bookseller)

"This is a gripping account of a descent into illness. Hones, engaging and grimly humourous, this offers a fresh slant on a much-covered subject" (Becky Stradwick Publishing News)

"Heart-felt and illuminating account of a young girl's battle with an eating disorder, told with perception and grim humour" (The Bookseller)

"The story is deeply moving - unflinching in its realism, at times humourous and, ultimately uplifting. This is a thoroughly rewarding read taht should be made widely available to all teenagers" (Carousel)

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A true-life story of a teenage girl's battle with anorexia

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I know from experience that people often get frustrated with anorexics, because they don't understand what is happening to them. It's one of those things you can't really understand unless you've been there, and if you haven't, this is as close as you will come. A unique and revealing veiw into the inner half of a mental condition. Reccommended for anyone who has known someone with anorexia, and people who have never encountered it. An intense and wonderful read.
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This is one of those books that keep nearly making you miss your stop on the tube! I was very impressed with both the amount of detail and nuance, yet pace (and humour), with which this book is written. A must read for anyone who has come into contact with someone with anorexia - friends, families and healthcare professionals - as this will help them understand the processes and irrationalities of the "dis-ease" and get away from stereotypical images of anorexia, and other adolescent mental health disorders.

Congratulations Judith - keep on writing!!
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I found this book to be just what children need, a realistic, insightful and well written book about real life struggles. I myself am 19 and I love reading and writing and am working on a media degree so I know what I like and this is it. In the near future I see myself buying more copies of this to give to my younger relatives. The perfect present for birthday's, christmas or any excuse to give someone a gift.

I recomend this to all ages but especially children under 16 or parents with children under 16.
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this book is about a teenager girl with anorexia, and her slow descent into this awful disease and madness. this book made me reel. i find it amazing that with all the dumb little things i worry about, teenagers are going through this. it really shocks you, because i think even when your reading with horror at all the things these kids are going through, you can see little bits of how you feel in their, or at least i could! everyone has felt "id be happier if i was thinner" or something like that! i think everyone whos felt like that should read this, as a warning how it can spiral out of control, and how nothing about this horrible disease is enviable.
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