Skinny

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
24 Reviews
Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat?

Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life.

This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter. Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.
 

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User Review  - tealightful - LibraryThing

This book is so bad on many levels. The writing is really lackluster and disjointed, the editing is non-existent. The use of different sized fonts was excessive and unnecessary (especially in the case ... Read full review

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User Review  - GrytaJME - LibraryThing

Don't misunderstand this novel: It's not about anorexia. It's about two sisters and how they related to their father. Also one of them happens to be anorexic. It's also just poorly written. About halfway through I found the need to check if it was self-published. (It wasn't.) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
32
Section 4
41
Section 5
65
Section 6
75
Section 7
82
Section 8
95
Section 12
157
Section 13
165
Section 14
177
Section 15
181
Section 16
195
Section 17
212
Section 18
223
Section 19
234

Section 9
114
Section 10
129
Section 11
140
Section 20
240
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About the author (2008)

Ibi Kaslik is a freelance writer and novelist.  She has an MA in creative writing and lives in Toronto, Canada.  Her first novel, Skinny, was short listed for both the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book Award. Visit her Web site at www.ibikaslik.net.

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