17 January 2012

{Book Review} Pretty Bones

By: Me My Shelf And I | 17 January 2012 at 11:21 AM | | | | | | |

Pretty Bones

Pretty Bones
Author: Aya Tsintziras
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: Lorimer
Published: September 2, 2011
Rating: 5 Birds

Raine has a family, good grades, best friends, and a boyfriend who loves her. But then anorexia takes over, and her life spirals out of control. Her efforts to hide her condition are finished when she collapses at a school dance. Although she's whisked away to treatment, Raine isn't ready to accept who she really is and get the help she desperately needs. For Raine, coming-of-age means coming closer to death

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My take: Really, the synopsis was probably one of the shortest I’ve ever seen, however it grabbed me in the 2.5 seconds it took me to read it and I just knew I needed to read this book.

All in all, there are a lot of aspects in this book that make you think of the typical teen world.  Raine’s just this lost girl looking for her way, and in that, she ends up becoming anorexic.  The worst thing possible for her happened when her father passed away, which led to her being more lost because her mother is kind of non-existent.

It’s really the tale of how she deals with life, and learning how to control the only thing she thinks she can control – her weight.  She’s always been told she’s pretty by her doting boyfriend…but that’s just not enough when she loses control.  You bring in another male character that she starts depending on, and things are only bound to get worse for her – and they do.

Honestly, I have nothing but good praise for this book because it made me look at the world from the perspective of a teenage anorexic.  It’s quite possibly the saddest book I could have started 2012 off with, but it was definitely an eye opener!

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  1. That book sounds really intense. Eating disorders are a huge problem, so I'm glad to see a book that handles such a tough topic. Looks good!

  2. Sounds like a good read on a sensitive subject! Thanks

  3. This sounds like a really deep book. I had a friend who struggled with anorexia. Eating disorders are a major issue, so it's nice to see a book touch on the subject. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I haven't read too many books that touch on controversial issues, but this one does sound intriguing. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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