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Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
Pressurized family dynamics, and a dysfunctional church experience, force 16-year-old Olivia to seek her own reality. For her self-image as a thinker, painter, and older sister, Olivia determines who she thinks she ought to be.
Her baggy clothes and exhaustive calorie scrutiny can't cover up the fact that she is allowing her body to wither away. As Olivia encounters small town prying and a tighter-than-comfortable rental house, her escape becomes her art. And her goal becomes the impossible perfection of airbrushed magazine models.
Feeling For Bones is Olivia's story as her struggles become more than physical and she is finally led to the answers she was running from all along.
This story opens up a window to the thought processes and struggles of teen and college-aged women who struggle with eating disorders. Young women will find a friend who thinks like they do. And mothers will find a compatriot in the battle to help their daughters deal with body image.
Lori Oliver5 Stars Out Of 5August 1, 2007Lori OliverBethany Pierce writes beautifully and honestly from the perspective of a sixteen year old preacher's daughter who has anorexia. Some say it reads like a memoir. I'd say it reads like a poem. When I found myself re-reading to capture the images she wanted to convey, I was glad I did. I now better understand the mind of a hurting young woman who eventually hears the voice of Jesus over her own. Read the book. It will change you.