Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Eating Disorders, Friendship, Therapy, Art, Recovery
Riley knows she has a problem, but she’s not sure whether she wants to do anything about it. Riley once loved to draw and do silly things with her friends. But, after being made fun of for her weight, Riley decided to go on a diet and start running, and now it’s the only thing she can think about. She’s not sure if she even likes running, but she continues pushing herself to be better. Her formerly carefree attitude toward food is a thing of the past. Eventually, Riley’s mom decides to send her to a residential eating disorder facility. At first, Riley is resistant to her new home. She wants to do everything she can to stay thin. But as Riley has the chance to rediscover the things she loves, she realizes that whatever her eating disorder gave her, it also took a lot of things away, and she thinks she might be ready to take her life back.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
10, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss10/4