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Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
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Nov 27, 2010

really liked it
Read in November, 2010

I think this is an excellent book that intelligently approaches the topic of eating disorders. The novel is told from the perspective of a bulimic teenage girl who is a resident of a mental health clinic for individuals suffering with eating disorders. However, at the same time that the reader gets the eating disorder thoughts, the reader also gets the words of the psychiatrist helping the main character. The main character, with the help of friends in the clinic, nurses, the psychiatrist, and the therapy of writing down her thoughts, is able to overcome her bulimia and return again to a relatively normal life. This novel broaches the sensitive topic of eating disorders expertly, displaying the horrors of eating disorders while also giving a realistic remedy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, but I would only recommend it to mature, older teenagers because of language and sexual content.

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