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Mirrors Never Lie

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Bonnie is 5'3" and weighs 109 lbs. and believes she is fat. Her sister, the fashion model, suggests that she might want to drop a few pounds before trying out for cheerleading, and her mother keeps a picture of a big, ugly pig on the refrigerator. Eating and appearances are certainly issues in this family. Bonnie does drop a few pounds and makes the cheerleading squad and ...more
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Published 1984 by Willowisp Press
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karen
oh, man, back when i was 13 or so, these kinds of books were such a big deal - they were like the predecessors of that topical writer-cyclone jodi picoult, where the publishers would take a Big Problem facing teens, and just huck a formulaic book at it. suicide, pregnancy, drugs, sexual abuse: see a teenage problem, build a book around it. my own personal morbid fascination was with the betrayal of the body. and i read 'em all: "shit, i have cancer", "i am in a coma","holy scoliosis", "dude, whe ...more
Jen
Nov 16, 2009 Jen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya-lit
I had read this back in the 80's, and was overcome with the urge to re-read it after seeing a post on some book blog about it.

And to tell you the truth, this book sort of scared me during my re-read. It seems like such an enabling eating disorder book. I guess in the 80's, talking about stuff like this was still taboo, but I just felt this overwhelming icky feeling. Lots of emotions. Most of them not wonderful. Plus the book wrapped up a little too neatly in the end for me.

Still, I guess a bra
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Lauren Fidler
i'm pretty sure i read every crappy teen book equivalent of an afterschool special when i was in elementary. for some reason this book and The Prettiest Girl in the World stand out among the rest.

i LOVED these books, which is odd considering i was a chubby little preteen with a huge buddah belly, gobbling up some fairly graphic accounts of adolescent anorexia.

what can i say...i was a weird kid.
Heather Letalien Costa
I remember reading this book and it had such a profound effect on me that I still remember it very well to this day. I still use the theory from this book that sometimes you can have a false image of yourself and what you look like.
Ashley
A much-loved young adult novel about a high school teenager who becomes anorexic and how the disorder affects her life and the lives of those around her.
Allison
I read this in the 80's, but it had a huge impact on me, taught me a LOT about anorexia/eating disorders. Can't believe i found it on here.
Mell
Jan 19, 2014 Mell rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fiction, ya
Read this in high school- about the evils of anorexia. We all passed this one around.
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