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Perhaps her family is to blame. Her father dotes on her "perfect" older sister. That older sister only pays attention to her own "perfect" wedding plans. Janie's mother not only has a career to attend to, but also that "perfect" wedding to orchestrate.
The boy of her dreams finally asks her out, but after only a few short dates expects her to sacrifice her virginity. Afterward, she doesn't feel loved, she just feels like a slut. Embarrassment keeps her from confiding in her real friends, which causes hard feelings and separation.
Now after total humiliation at her sister's wedding, Janie finds herself at Golden Slopes, a treatment facility for eating disorders. She is now one of the Barfers waiting in frustration for the Starvers to straggle in for every scheduled meal. In between therapy sessions, she shares her thoughts in a journal. More than anything she wants to go home, but first she must confront her situation and come to terms with the root cause of her constant desire to purge.
Author Sarah Darer Littman brings a fresh voice to this growing problem among teens today. Her story proves how wide-spread the problem of eating disorders has become. Among her cast of characters, readers will hear from males as well as females, the well-to-do as well as the disadvantaged, and even someone well beyond her teen years who has fallen victim to the disease.Read more ›
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This was such an amazing book! And in so many more ways than you would think from the blurb! I just loved it!
This is in no way a heavy book. As much as I was looking forward to reading Purge, I did assume it was going to be a pretty hard book to read emotionally. Although it's no picnic, it's not as hard as I thought it would be. It's actually pretty light and humourous in places, and I found myself hooked from the first line!
What I love is about this story is that it starts with Janie getting help. She's already int he psychiatric hospital, and although she doesn't think she has a problem, and would rather be anywhere but there, she is, and the people there are there to help. I think this is great firstly because from the start you know there's a way out for Janie if she chooses to take it, and secondly, because it shows you exactly what's involved in recovery for bulimia.
We do find out about Janie's story, about why she has bulimia and how she ended up at Golden Slopes, but Darer Littman trickles bits and pieces of her backstory throughout the book, so you're eagerly reading to find out what happened, but also engaged enough with Janie's here and now; with how she is dealing with her recovery, whether she'll make it or fall off the wagon.Read more ›
Unfortunatly what started off as a bitter sweet compelling book turned into a hastely finished and unrealistic vision of recovery from Bulimia.
I have suffered from Bulima for 15 years and have been in recovery now for four months. Bulimia is as serious an illness as Anorexia, it takes time to recover from and the root causes of the illness can be as deeply buried as diamonds in the earth. If you read this book, you will think that after attempting suicide- as the charector does- and being admitted into and young adult psychiatric eating disorder facility, you will be released a few weeks later after having a miracle breakthrough and suddenly be able to cope with everything.
This is in probobly 99% of cases not the truth. This would NEVER happen, the risk to the paitent would be far too great. Going into respidential treatment is not something you can just do for a few weeks over the summer like some sort of camp.
This book gives a summing up sort of ending which doesnt answer questions such as how the relationship between Janie's mother and herself has contributed to her illness, how the family relationships are clearly very difficult and how Janie will require long term support to deal with many issues.
The fictitious hospital used in the book is deeply flawed- allowing paitents to insult and assult each other, which staff condone- something which no facility would allow.Read more ›
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This book is so good. Time flies when u read a book like this for such a little money .Published 20 months ago by Agata
Poorly written, not particularly captivating and to be honest I found it hard to read due to the predictability and lack of accuracy of the portrayal of a psychiatric unit.Published 22 months ago by Anna Reuter
I usually don't do reviews. But this book is just brilliant. A great journey. So down to earth and honest.Published 23 months ago by Zara
I really enjoyed this book. I actually read it in one sitting. it reveals the underlying issues of bulimia and why some succumb to this illness. Very well writtenPublished on 10 Aug. 2014 by Kindle Customer