Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat?Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance... show more
Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat?Holly's older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life. This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter. Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.
Publish date: December 26th 2007
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
This book was ok. It's about two sisters, Giselle and Holly, who are dealing with Giselle's anorexia. The book alternates between Giselle and Holly's pov. Both sisters are complete opposites. Giselle is kind of a hippie with blond dreadlocks and baggy clothes. She is a med student who's eating habit...
Skinny is told, in alternating chapters, through the first-person, present-tense narration of two sisters, 22-year-old medical student Giselle and her sister, 14-year-old Holly. Giselle is poised to complete her first year in medical school but ends up hospitalized for anorexia. Their parents immigr...
Intense and heartbreaking! This was such a dark and emotional view of mental illnesses. There is so much more to the plotline than you originally think. I couldn't put it down ..but it was so sad =(.