Skinny

Paperback | May 3, 2005

byIBI KASLIK

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GISELLE IS 22, a top medical student and a functioning anorexic. Except now, driven by the pressures of school and her late father’s rejection, Giselle is no longer functioning. Her sister Holly, a 14-year-old track star, can see that Giselle is going to have to confront a few things if she wants to get better. It seems easier for the athletic Holly-she sweats through life’s problems—but now even she feels burdened by the past.

Ibi Kaslik’s vivid novel captures with devastating honesty the story of two sisters struggling to come to terms with their adult selves. Edgy and powerful, Skinny is a sometimes gritty and often wryly funny look at growing up and the hunger for acceptance that drives us all.

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GISELLE IS 22, a top medical student and a functioning anorexic. Except now, driven by the pressures of school and her late father’s rejection, Giselle is no longer functioning. Her sister Holly, a 14-year-old track star, can see that Giselle is going to have to confront a few things if she wants to get better. It seems easier for the ...

IBI KASLIK is a freelance writer, teacher and journalist,with a master’s degree in English Literature from Concordia University. Hershort stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including Geist andMatrix. She lives in Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.19 × 0.63 inPublished:May 3, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006392288

ISBN - 13:9780006392286

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real page turner. Ibi Kaslik's "Skinny" is a wonderful and intrancing novel depicting the dark and complicated world of two sisters and their mother. A ball of twine of trobles unravelling one after another after their fathers unexpected heart attack that lead up to his untimely death.
Date published: 2006-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really enjoyed the alternating perspectives of the 2 sisters with each chapter. They give you both insight into the characters as well as how another person views them. It was beautifully written and I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2006-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is one of my all time forget books. You do not want to put it down. It makes you realize that being skinny isn't everything and you can lose so much because you want to be skinny so bad. It also allows people with eating disorders to see there are better ways.
Date published: 2005-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bang on Wow! This book had me totally intranced in the complicated and dark world of the two sisters and their mother. Coming from a slightly dark place myself I thought Kaslik had the emotions and feelings bang on. Her ability to describe Giselle's struggle with anorexia is disturbing. A dark and moving read, i would highly recoomend it.
Date published: 2005-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neat Concept I really liked Skinny and am looking forward to Ibi Kaslik's next book. The book was very well written, and I liked how the perspectives of the two sisters, Holly and Giselle were put in alternating chapters. I guess I identified a lot with this book and that's why I liked it so much. It's a great read, especially for young women who struggle with many of the things that bother us these days.
Date published: 2005-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skinny I enjoyed the book, then again I generally enjoy most books. Having a science background makes it easier to comprehend because of all the medical terms and such but it's not necessary. If you're looking for an easy read, this isn't the book for you, you need to pay attention to the detail of what's going on, if you drift off then you won't follow later on. The author explains everything as the book continues, you just have to remember what parts you didn't understand and pay attention to the details.
Date published: 2005-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eh Skinny was an interesting read, I have to admit, but I wouldn't read it again. It was a book that didn't really hold my attention. It was hard to keep picking it up again because it seemed as if the plot was going nowhere. The one good thing about the book though, was that the descriptions were excellent and so was the imagery. I suppose I was most dissapointed because it wasn't what I was expecting the book to be like. The author's randomness and things left unexplained in this book were very confusing and the ending was highly confusing as well. I wouldn't highly recommend the book, but it was an okay read.
Date published: 2005-01-28