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The Stone Girl - Alyssa B. Sheinmel
The Stone Girl
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She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt when she presses... show more
She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that's why it doesn't hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn't hurt, because she's not real anymore.Sethie Weiss is hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly. She’s managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard work—a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away—she can force the number on the scale even lower. She will work on her body the same way she worked to get her perfect grades, to finish her college applications early, to get her first kiss from Shaw, the boy she loves, the boy who isn’t quite her boyfriend. Sethie will not allow herself one slip, not one bad day, not one break in concentration. Her body is there for her to work on when everything and everyone else—her best friend, her schoolwork, and Shaw—are gone.  From critically acclaimed writer Alyssa B. Sheinmel comes an unflinching and unparalleled portrayal of one girl’s withdrawal, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness, her own loneliness—her own self.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375870804 (0375870806)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it
2.5 The Stone Girl
When I saw The Stone Girl on the sale shelf in a bookshop, I immediately grabbed it. Although Young Adult contemporary books don't tend to be to my taste, but when it's an issue book, it's a whole different thing. These are the books that stick in my mind long after I've finished reading, whether it...
Lectus
Lectus rated it
1.0 The Stone Girl
The Stone Girl takes a never-ending slow view on anorexia.The only thing worth noting in this story is when Sethie finally admits to her mother that she might "need something" as in help because she doesn't eat. Other than that moment of almost becoming alive, it is like Sethie lives her life in den...
Blkosiner's Book Blog
Blkosiner's Book Blog rated it
3.0
Sethie is obsessed about her weight and her body, and it comes across in this powerful novel about body image, eating disorders and friendship. This hit home on a personal level because I dealt with eating disorders in high school and to this day I still struggle with body image. I think that Set...
Books of Amber
Books of Amber rated it
Honestly, I'm not sure what to think of this one. As someone who has never experienced an eating disorder, and has had no close friend or family member experience one either, it's hard for me to say if it's realistic or not.I enjoyed getting into Sethie's head, as I think it gave a great portrayal o...
Reading Between Classes
Reading Between Classes rated it
2.0 The Stone Girl
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions: I do not believe that this cover would stand out on a shelf. It is not particularly unique. As for connection with the plot, the cover model doesn't look unhealthy or troubled and her expression does not evoke much of...
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