Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Diary of an Anorexic Girl by Morgan Menzie

Morgan Menzie takes readers through a harrowing but ultimately hopeful and inspiring account of her eating disorder. Her amazing story is told through the journals she kept during her daily struggle with this addiction and disease. Her triumphs and tragedies all unfold together in this beautiful story of God's grace.
Features include: daily eating schedule, journal entries, prayers to God, poems, and what she wished she knew at the time. It's the true story of victory over a disease that is killing America's youth.

Easy, quick read with a teen girl voice written in journal entries.
Blythe is a typical teen girl who wants the attention of the cute boy, fit in and enjoy high school. Unfortunately, she catches on to the notion that if she's skinnier all her dreams will come true. This scary idea takes her down a path of self-destruction, manipulation and deception. All along she is asking God for help.
I feel for Blythe. I don't understand her need to starve herself or exercise for so long. But I did come to understand aneroxics more. At the end of the book are tips such as what NOT to say to someone you suspect has an eating disorder. Very enlightening.

Rating: PG
V: no
S: no
L: no


25% test (p. 43):
"Oh well, we all make sacrifices.
School starts back up in a few days, and I'll be back tot he old routine. Christmas disrupted my whole regimen. It's a miracle I was able to keep the weight down. i've never been so ready to get out from under the family's watchful eye in my life!"

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