Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: September 28, 2011
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552777146
ISBN - 13: 9781552777145
From the Publisher
Raine has a family, good grades, best friends, and a boyfriend who loves her. But then anorexia takes over, and her life spirals out of control. Her efforts to hide her condition are finished when she collapses at a school dance. Although she''s whisked away to treatment, Raine isn''t ready to accept who she really is and get the help she desperately needs. For Raine, coming-of-age means coming closer to death.
About the Author
At fifteen, AYA TSINTZIRAS'' play, Rainfall, won an Honourable Mention in the Tarragon Theatre''s Under 20 Playwright Competition. Now completing her degree in Political Science and Media Studies at the University of Toronto, Aya has rewritten the play into this novel. Her interest in anorexia developed
during her teenage years after a classmate died due to complications of this eating disorder. Deeply affected by this tragedy, Aya wants young adults to be more aware of the consequences of what she was told then was a "mysterious illness."
Rated G - Good, even great at times, generally useful!
The genius in this book lies in its ability to communicate to the reader the depth of Raine''s denial without resorting to overt statement...for a school age-reader, the consequent insight should have more impact than a more dramatic presentation.