The Best Little Girl in the World
Teenager Francesca Deitrich feels too fat, giving into the pressures of her ballet teacher and the pencil-thin models in the media, in a revealing story about a "perfect" little girl suffering from the destructive obsession of anorexia nervosa. Reprint.
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I read this book when I was beginning to develop an eating disorder. I was disgusted by it's portrayal of individuals with eating disorders and mental health problems in general. The book focuses very little on the main character as a person and more or less portrays her as "An Anorexic". I was looking for some sort of help and found nothing but alienation in this book. In addition, the book enforces all the stereotypical ideas about eating disorders. Rather than being a tool to enlighten and assist those with eating disorders or those wanting to understanding eating disorders this book is more of an overwrought melodrama.