Second Star to the Right

Mass Market Paperback | November 15, 1999

byDeborah HautzigForeword byDeborah Hautzig

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Leslie Hiller is a bright, attractive, talented teenager who leads a privileged life in New York City. She is also a perfectionist. When Leslie starts to diet, she finds herself becoming obsessed, getting thinner and thinner, until she is forced to realize that her quest for perfection is killing her.

First published in 1981, this groundbreaking novel has been lauded by countless librarians, educators, and teenaged readers. This new edition features an afterword by the author in which she discusses her own struggle with the disease, the difficult road toward recovery, and the lasting effects on her life.

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Anorexia nervosa is a disease plaguing thousands of teenagers worldwide -- most of them girls. While many youngsters have heard of the condition, few of them fully understand the underlying emotional and mental problems that can lead to obsessions with food, weight and physical appearance. Deborah Hautzig understands this plight as she...

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Leslie Hiller is a bright, attractive, talented teenager who leads a privileged life in New York City. She is also a perfectionist. When Leslie starts to diet, she finds herself becoming obsessed, getting thinner and thinner, until she is forced to realize that her quest for perfection is killing her.First published in 1981, this groun...

Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.15 × 4.32 × 0.43 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141305800

ISBN - 13:9780141305806

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Anorexia nervosa is a disease plaguing thousands of teenagers worldwide -- most of them girls. While many youngsters have heard of the condition, few of them fully understand the underlying emotional and mental problems that can lead to obsessions with food, weight and physical appearance. Deborah Hautzig understands this plight as she has struggled considerable with the disease herself. Here she helps young girls detect the warning signs of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and teaches them how they can prevent it from happening to them with Second Star to the Right.