I am so scared. I feel like I'm silently screaming for help and no one pays any attention of tries to hear me. I can't control anything anymore. It's all out to get me!
When Kim can't handle things, she eats. Then she purges. Sometimes she fasts. She knows she isn't as thin as the other girls on her gymnastics team, and she's worried that now, away from home for the first time as a college freshman, she won't be able to live up to expectations -- especially her own. Eating is the one thing she can control -- or can she?
Reviews for Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager
Written in diary format, this book follows the struggles of Kim through the last year of high school and the first year of college. The only thing Kim feels like she can control is her eating, which leads to her anorexia and bulimia. I struggled to follow this book. There were many parts that seemed inconsistent. On one page it stated she met her friend's parents, and a few pages later it said she was nervous about when she would meet them for the first time. I felt as though many parts just rambled on. This book does do a good job of getting the reader into the mind of someone struggling with an eating disorder, and it also shows how to get help. It also talks about the real struggles that kids face when they first go off to college, which is good for seniors to be aware of. I would recommend this book to girls who are in middle school or high school. It would also be beneficial for a health class that is studying the causes and effects of eating disorders.read more
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