Skinny: A Novel - eBook
Great read for those who question their body image
This is a good read for young people who are struggling with eating disorders at several different levels. The inclusion and diagnosis of the doctor regarding obsessive/compulsive disorder was excellent and well done.
As a counselor who dealt almost exclusively with eating disorders for years, I see great value in this book. It is written in such a way that a young person would not be put off by the main character's thoughts, reactions and prayers. It is gentle in approach and that is usually needed when first recognizing the symptoms of an eating disorder.
My only caution would be that many times those who are toying with such thoughts will mimic what they learn from others as to weight loss. Talking through the book would be a good followup.
July 28, 2012
I loved this book! It really opened my eyes that God just wants us to take care of our bodies that He gave us and not destroy them. I was really considering the fact to go anorexic becaus ei felt fat and ugly, but i saw that this book was free and I decided to read it..I have no idea why, but inp did. Afterwards, I figured out why I picked this book...it as because God wanted to show me that 105 pounds is not obese and that I was very pretty. It was also very interesting and I liked the romance that the author included in it!
July 5, 2012
This book is very good especially if you look at your self with judging eyes. God has made you in His image and you should not let anyone or thing let you forget that. I have a friend who is not happy with the perfect body God gave her so I am giving her this book, maybe this will open up her eyes. Even if you are proud of the way you look you should read this book it is going to change how you look at your self in the mirror and how you look at people who have an eating disorder.
March 13, 2011
"Skinny was a really AMASING book. It was sad at some points, but amasing in others. It's definetly a touching book. I lved it!!!
February 4, 2010