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 love reading books like this because I can understand and relate. I like to read endings where I know there is hope and this book definitely gave me that. A wonderful insight into what their ED journey was like and how they came out stronger. Inspiring. Read full review

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Beautiful and moving and such a true portrait of chronically illness and the hardships people that have the illness as well as the people around them go through. It's not a book everyone will love ... Read full review


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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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