Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. What also made this book extremely powerful was the fact that it was semi-autobiographical. I wish this would never happen to anyone else. It was hard to follow sometimes.
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It's not as uncommon as when this book was published. It's a slow moving book though. Bestsellers in Social Issues. Talk and Work it Out Cheri J.
This book is about a normal 14 year old girl called Leslie. After trying it on and deciding she'd like it better if she was skinnier wearing it, she begins deborzh diet.
But one problem is she hates her appearance and considers herself fat.
‘Second Star to the Right’ by Deborah Hautzig
What causes and addiction? I wish this would never happen to anyone else. It's just so, so sad. So off Leslie went.
Second Star to the Right
She ended up wanting help, but it seemed like she didn't know exactly what help she wanted. You don't even know why you can't eat anymore, you just can't.
Want to Read saving…. I should have dated a lot more awkward girls as an awkward boy when I was in school.
At first glance, she seems to be the epitome of a year-old, upper New York schoolgirl. In order to regain her sense of control, she decides to control the one thing in her life that she CAN control - food.
Second Star to denorah Right. For Every Child Caroline Castle. When Leslie starts to diet, she finds herself becoming obsessed, getting thinner and thinner, until she is forced to realize that her quest for perfection is killing her. Jan 26, erica rated it liked it Shelves: Her eating was the one thing she felt she could control in her life and pretty soon, it took control of her.
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Perhaps the timeline is longer than I reread this, hoping it was one I've been looking for for many years, but it wasn't. Everything debofah to be perfect, but Leslie develops a bit of an obsession with losing weight that goes too far. Book ratings by Goodreads.
This is Deborah Hautzig's semi-fictional account of her own anorexia, first published almost thirty years ago and in a welcome reissue by Walker. Everyone, at this point, knows of someone who has suffered through this mental disorder, and this book provides an excellent insight as to what Leslie was eecond.
Second Star to the Right by Deborah Hautzig
However, if you're looking for a book confronting anorexia nervosa, I would suggest finding something more recent. She rations her food to smaller and smaller quantities until, eventually, she is too weak to make it to the bus stop in the morning. Her parents are slightly bohemian and indulgent and they love her to pieces. The awful, awful thing about it is that I know that's only the tiniest of tiny tastes of what it is like to be anorexic.
I was unclear as to whether she treasured the bond with her mother or secretly despised it. By the end, you really are inhabiting her skin. I was really able to understand the character and relate to her disease.
Leslie IS Deborah Hautzig. I probably wouldn't recommend this book to many boys, mainly because it's quite a "chick-flick" but I would recommend it to anybody who's never read a book about this topic or anybody who's struggling with the disease themselves.