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Eating Disorders Information for Teens

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By Lawton, Sandra Augustyn 

 

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders, along with healthy eating tips.

Keeping the Moon

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By Dessen, Sarah 

 

Fifteen-year-old Colie, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self.

Just Listen

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By Dessen, Sarah 

Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.

Life in the Fat Lane

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By Bennett, Cherie 

Lara, 16, is just what most girls want to be: thin, beautiful, and smart. She's dating one of the cutest boys in school, and she's popular. Then she notices that she's gained a few pounds. Unconcerned, she starts to work out harder and watches what she eats. However, her weight keeps going up, and soon Lara weighs over 200 pounds. She spends a week in a hospital on a controlled liquid diet, and the doctors and nutritionists can't understand why she becomes even heavier. Suddenly, she is no longer popular and is faced with ridicule from everyone around her. The story of Lara's weight gain is set against a backdrop of her outwardly perfect, but deeply troubled family life: her father is having a long-term affair, her mother is insecure and obsessed with her (and Lara's) appearance, and her younger brother is angry and rebellious.

Massive

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By Bell, Julia 

Carmen feels the stress of dealing with an anorexic mother when they relocate to the city.

Wintergirls

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By Anderson, Laurie Halse 

Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

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