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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addiction.

She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn't do anything to make a change.

But there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate. The less she ate, the better - stronger - she felt.

But it's a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far....

Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind.

©2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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Letting Ana Go

Struggled to finish the book. It was a very sad, but true story. I hope that young girls including my daughter understand that they are beautiful no matter what.

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Narrator makes book almost impossible to listen to

I'm almost at the middle of the book, so I'll have to come back after finishing the book to give story & overall ratings. ... But I HAD to stop partway, because narrator Chloe Cannon is just AWFUL. Even if the tangible book says "Me: ..." "Jill: ..." "Me: ..." "Vanessa: ..." "Jill: ..." "Me: ..." "Jill: ...", it's absolutely INFURIATING to listen to the narrator's oration of it. It sounds so choppy and is completely distracting that it is actually giving me a headache. This narration is the equivalent of driving on a bumpy road with a lot of potholes, for however many hours this book is. This book requires either (1) multiple narrators, or (2) a narrator who is highly skilled at changing her voice for each character, eliminating the need for the back and forth narration. A good narrator wouldn't need to constantly state who is saying what because we'd know who is speaking by the difference of each character's voice. SOOOO ANNOYING. The story seems good so far, but I'm really struggling to get through this without a headache. I like to listen to books all the way through in one sitting, especially now being stuck at home due to COVID. This is a book that must be paused often because of this aggravation. This narrator should stick to books that don't require multiple characters, such as politics, history, science or textbooks.... but certainly not fiction or nonfiction novels with any characters at all. I will not read any other book that is narrated by her. I hope I can make it all the way through the book because the story so far seems interesting. I actually had to take an Excedrin Migraine pill to continue listening through this awful narration, and I STILL have to stop and take breaks every few chapters. I suggest people buy a tangible copy of this book. This has the potential to be a great Audio book if there were multiple narrators, or one narrator who is good at adjusting her voice for each character. That way, there'd be smooth transitions for a seamless performance, while bringing each character to life. Finished. Decent, totally predictable story. Basically a Lifetime channel Movie story. Nothing educational of substance, very surface. Lots of crying, including multiple times by high school boyfriend, a "popular guy." Like that ever happens. Eh.

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Twist Ending !

I loved this book Soo much and the narrator kept me intrigued it made me feel like I was in the book myself

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My favorite ED book.

This is my favorite ED book because it's so real and honest in what it's like to have one and as sad as it is there is no happy ending and that is often the sad truth to this deadly disorder.

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Heartbreaking depiction of the mind with ED IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WITH AN ESTING DISORDER GET THIS TODAY!!! Speed the word eating disorders are SERIOUS!