There are no easy answers for girls growing up in a world where being pretty means being thin.
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.
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Pretty Bones is a frightening look into the mind of a teenage victim of anorexia...I would definitely recommend it. It's some serious thought-provoking stuff.
Lindsey, astormofwords.net blog post
"Tsintziras does a great job getting the reader hooked..."
Sherry Rampey, VOYA (U.S.)
The writing is succinct, powerful, and subtle at the same time. Tsintziras' prose style is engaging and engrossing, pulling the reader into Raine's head and her perceptions of herself... Pretty Bones is important and a must-have for library shelves.
Rob Bittner, CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre