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- ISBN: 9781682630075
- Physical Description: 459 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, 
An autobiographical novel in which fifteen-year-old Jennifer Johnson convinces her parents to commit her to the Eating Disorders Unit of an upstate New York psychiatric hospital in 1988, where the treatment for her bulimia and anorexia is not what she expects.
|Target Audience Note:||
HL 550 Lexile.
Eliot Rosewater nominee, 2017-2018
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|Subject:||Psychiatric hospitals > Fiction.
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|Genre:||Young adult fiction.
- Baker & Taylor
Asking for help is only the first step.
Jennifer canât go on like thisâbinging, purging, starving, and all while trying to appear like sheâs got it all together. But when she finally confesses her secret to her parents and is hospitalized at the Samuel Tuke Center, her journey is only beginning.
As Jennifer progresses through her treatment, she learns to recognize her relationship with food, and friends, and familyâand how each is healthy or unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but thatâs easier than it sounds. She has to believeâafter many years of being a believarexic.
Using her trademark dark humor and powerful emotion, J. J. Johnson tells an inspiring story based on her own experience when she was hospitalized for an eating disorder as a teenager. The innovative format using blank verse and prose, changes in tense and voice, and forms, workbooks, and journal entries mirror Jenniferâs progress toward a healthy body and mind.