Second Star to the Right

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Knopf, Dec 1, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 151 pages
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As 14-year-old Leslie begins to shed the weight she feels makes her imperfect, she finds it increasingly difficult to reach out for the psychological help she knows she needs.

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I didn't enjoy or engage with this book. Very simple writing style which just didn't grasp the horror the main character was living. It felt safe, unchallenging, weak. There are endless books covering this subject matter, which are much more accurate, better written, more honest. Read full review

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The book was ok. It was hard to follow sometimes. Her hospital stays didn't sound real to me. For instance, they don't have to eat, just drink five cups of liquid per day, and one of the options is ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Deborah Hautzig was born in New York City and grew up on the Upper West Side. She graduated from the Chapin School and published Hey, Dollface, her first novel, in 1978 while still a student at Sarah Lawrence College. Her second novel, Second Star to the Right, was a National Book Award finalist in 1982 and is still in paperback. She is the author of dozens of children's books, including nine books about Little Witch, a character she created and which made its debut in 1984; eighteen highly regarded retellings of classic fairy tales and stories; thirty-three Sesame Street books, as well as many other well-known titles. She has also written book reviews for The New York Times and contributed to poetry collections. She lives in New York City with her husband and their fourteen-year-old daughter.

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