Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Perfect by Natasha Friend

I would rate this book a four out of five stars. In Perfect, the main character is Isabelle Lee. She starts to have problems at home when her father dies. Not only is she sad, but her mom has taken all of the pictures off the wall, and cries herself to sleep at night. Isabelle feels that the only way she can handle all of this is by eating as much as she can and then making herself throw it all up again. One day her sister April, who Isabelle calls Ape Face, catches her making herself throw up in the bathroom. Isabelle can’t find anything she can bribe April with so she won’t tell mom. So, Isabelle ends up in 'Eating Disorder and Body Image Therapy Group.' Isabelle thinks she’s surrounded by a bunch of freaks until one day Ashley Barnum walks in. Ashley is a popular girl at Isabelle’s school. She’s pretty, smart, and gets all the guys. Isabelle thinks Ashley is perfect, until she finds out Ashley has the same eating disorder as her.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy books that are realistic but sad. It has a real life situation of people who have eating disorders. I think the author came up with an interesting way that Isabelle overcomes this disorder.

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