Body Image

Frequently Asked Questions About Athletes and Eating Disorders

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By Zahensky, Barbara A. 

Describes the issue of athletes over-exercising or under-eating in order to maintain ideal body weight and image, and includes details on eating disorders and how to determine if someone has an eating disorder.


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By Vrettos, Adrienne Maria 

When his parents decide to separate, eighth-grader Donnie watches with horror as the physical condition of his sixteen-year old sister, Karen, deteriorates due to an eating disorder.

The Eating Disorders Update: Understanding Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating

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By Silverstein, Alvin 

An introduction to the history and most up-to-date research and treatment of eating disorders.

How I Live Now

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By Rosoff, Meg 

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.


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By Rainfield, C. A. 

Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity, and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.


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By McCormick, Patricia 

While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things

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By Mackler, Carolyn 

Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.


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By Kessler, Jackie Morse 

Sixteen-year-old Missy copes with being an outcast at school and stress at home by cutting herself with a razor blade, until Death chooses her as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War, and offers her a new blade. (Riders of the Apocalypse, book 1)

How I Made it To Eighteen: A Mostly True Story

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By White, Tracy 

How do you know if you're on the verge of a nervous breakdown? For seventeen-year-old Stacy Black, it all begins with the smashing of a window. After putting her fist through the glass, she checks into a mental hospital. Stacy hates it there but despite herself slowly realizes she has to face the reasons for her depression to stop from self-destructing. Based on the author's experiences, How I Made it to Eighteen is a frank portrait of what it's like to struggle with self-esteem, body image issues, drug addiction, and anxiety.


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By George, Madeleine 

Two high school girls, one an anorexic poet and the other an obese loner, form an unlikely friendship.

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