Tagged with eating disorders
Also, I was scared of lesbians. In fact, I would cross the street if I saw one coming toward me. One time I didn't cross the street and I ended up sleeping with a lesbian because I felt sorry for her.
If you want to know what it's like inside an eating disorder, this is your chance. It's hardcore, but reading it, you understand how it happens. At least I could see it.
De Rossi (not remotely her real/given name) is a serious overachiever from childhood, the kind of kid who goes undefeated in classroom times tables challenges for years because she's drilled them so hard, even though she's not especially adept at math.
Staying alive is what we did to pass the time. p.155
Another "horrible-alternate-world-scenario" suggestion from Julie the teen librarian, How I Live Now isn't a high tech horror story like Feed. It's scarier because it's far more realistic. The 15-year-old protagonist, a New Yorker with n eating disorder and a wicked stepmother finds herself vacationing with her cousins (one of the kissing variety) in England when war breaks out. Their house gets "sequestered," and children get separated by gender. The rest of the story is of their survival and how they find one another again.