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thinandbeautiful.com

by Liane Shaw, read by Miranda Millar

tagged: eating disorders & body image
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publisher: Second Story Press
Description

 

Seventeen-year-old Maddie has always felt a hole in her life, but she has finally found a way to fill it with her quest to mold her body into her ideal, thinnest shape. When she comes across the world of “thinspiration” websites, where young people encourage each other in their mission to lose weight, she quickly becomes addicted. Finally, she has found a place where she is understood and where she can belong.

Maddie becomes a part of a group of friends who call themselves the GWS, “Girls Without Shadows,” on the pro-anorexia website thinandbeautiful.com. Here she finds the respect and support she feels she doesn’t get from her family and friends in the so-called real world. Now in a rehab facility where they are trying to fix a problem she doesn’t think she has, Maddie is forced to keep a diary tracing how she arrived at this point. Angry that she is barred from accessing her online friends, Maddie refuses to believe she needs help. Will a tragedy change her mind?

Join the conversation about eating disorders by visiting www.thinandbeautiful.com

 

Contributor Notes

 

Liane Shaw is the author of several books for teens including thinandbeautiful.com, Fostergirls, and The Color of Silence, as well as a work of non-fiction called Time Out: A teacher's year of reading, fighting, and four-letter words. Liane was an educator for more than 20 years, both in the classroom and as a special education resource teacher. Now retired from teaching, Liane lives with her family in the Ottawa Valley.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, B.C.'s Teen Reader Choice Stellar Book Award
  • Commended, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Popular Paperbacks
Editorial Review

 

“A great read for all preteen and teen girls.” — Editor's Pick, Canadian Living

“Liane Shaw, who has battled anorexia herself, spins Maddie’s treatment — as she progresses from delusions to tough realizations — into an absorbing psychological drama … through clear and unflinching storytelling, Shaw takes her readers deep into the labyrinthine psyche of a young girl battling an eating disorder.” — Quill & Quire

 

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