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Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan
So I will state upfront, I have some knowledge of eating disorders but I am no means an expert. However, at the same time I feel like I have a pretty good amount of knowledge to realize what is wrong with this book.
Going in, I was excited about the concept. A male anorexic in an in-patient ward of a hospital. I was excited to see how it would be portrayed and whatnot.
And then I started reading...
This book suffers from many a things that makes me want to chuck it across the room.
There are two many points and I will just talk about them quickly because I want to get away from this book.
1. The psychology is crap-Apparently only Freudian psych exists. For an eating disorder unit, YOU DONT TELL THEM THEIR WEIGHT OR CALORIES. Thats the worst you can do. Also, these kids had easy access to food despite the fact that some of them binge eat. And they can exercise without being supervised. *laughs* I know people that have worked on these units. NOPE. It is not that relaxed. The psychologist was dumb and made stupid decisions in group therapy. No. You DO NOT force patients to explain their problems in a group setting with their parents and the parents of the other patients. WHAT. Also, anorexics are distorted about themselves but, like normal people, can judge the weight and stuff of others without problem. What Bones was saying made me raise an eyebrow.
2. The story is about a guy and a girl with the girl being the crazy unique one that helps the main character solve his issues. This trope is super overdone and when Alice appeared I had to roll my eyes. I thought it would get better but it has not. If youve read ANY story with the dying girl trope....well its in full effect here.
I didnt even finish this book because it annoyed me so much. Barrelling through the last 50 pages is not worth it at all.
If you want to read a good book about anorexia, read Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson.
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