Skinny

Skinny

Book - 2006
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Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat? Holly' s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life. This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter. Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2006.
ISBN: 9781428704749
1428704744
9780802797384
9780802796080
0802796087
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: viii, 244 p. ; 22 cm.

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Sep 22, 2015

Giselle and Holly are sisters, each struggling with an endless list of issues. They take turns narrating the book. The book begins after Giselle has dropped out of med school after being hospitalized for anorexia. There are a lot of books that cover eating disorders in teenagers, and this book is somewhat set apart by the fact that it is an adult character suffering from anorexia. The book has a lack of focus, with strange details appearing randomly.

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