Believarexic

Believarexic

eBook - 2015
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Asking for help is only the first step Jennifer can&́#x80;™t go on like this&́#x80;”binging, purging, starving, all while trying to appear like she&́#x80;™s got it all together. But when she finally confesses her secret to her parents and is hospitalized at the Samuel Tuke Center, her journey is only beginning. As Jennifer progresses through her treatment, she learns to recognize her relationships with food, friends, and family&́#x80;”and how each relationship is healthy or unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but that&́#x80;™s easier than it sounds. She has to believe&́#x80;”after many years of being a believarexic. Using her trademark dark humor and powerful emotion, J. J. Johnson tells an inspiring story that is based on her own experience of being hospitalized for an eating disorder as a teenager. The innovative format&́#x80;”which tells Jennifer&́#x80;™s story through blank verse and prose, with changes in tense and voice, and uses forms, workbooks, and journal entries&́#x80;”mirrors the protagonist&́#x80;™s progress toward a healthy body and mind.
Publisher: ©2015
[Place of publication not identified] :, Peachtree Publishers,, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504026802
Characteristics: 1 online resource (466 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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SashaE
Aug 15, 2016

This was a very interesting read.
A book about a girl, Jennifer, who struggles with an eating disorder around 1980?? , It starts out in 3rd person then going into 1st person.
Jennifer didn't want to tell her family about her eating disorder, she was afraid of hurting them.
Jennifer finally stands up and does it and no one belives her.
*Spoilers*
When Jennifer finally gets put in the eating disorder facillity she finds out the nurses despise her.

I really liked this book,
The haters can hate. I liked it.

I don't understand this book. Why would a girl force her family to admit she has an eating disorder? A real person suffering from an eating disorder wouldn't want help or even realize that they need help.

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