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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greentown PL - Greentown YA JOHNSON (Text) 75342000084830 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon TEEN FIC JOH (Text) 30653006049076 Teen Available -
Otterbein PL - Otterbein YA JOH (Text) 34046000406960 Young Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781682630075
  • Physical Description: 459 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree Publishers, [2015]

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Awards Note:
Eliot Rosewater nominee, 2017-2018
Subject: Psychiatric hospitals > Fiction.
Anorexia nervosa > Fiction.
Bulimia > Fiction.
Depression, Mental > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
New York (State) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Asking for help is only the first step.
    Jennifer can’t go on like this—binging, purging, starving, and all while trying to appear like she’s 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 family—and how each is healthy or unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but that’s easier than it sounds. She has to believe—after 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 Jennifer’s progress toward a healthy body and mind.

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