WoW [22]

Posted June 10, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly.
This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for…

Title: Paperweight
Author: Meg Haston
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Published By: HarperTeen
Coming out on July 7, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?

Books that deal with eating disorders always intrigue me. I have a friend who had bulimia in high school. And now she’s completely better. So, when I read about eating disorders, I always think of her and how I’m so thankful that she is happy and healthy in her body now. 🙂

Let’s talk about it. Were you lucky enough to get an early copy of Paperweight? What’s your Waiting on Wednesday? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

0 responses to “WoW [22]

  1. The Candid Cover

    Sounds like a book to learn from. I'm glad that your friend is better. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  2. Joana

    I'm intrigued by books that deal with these types of issues, but I'm always hesitant to read them because sometimes the disorders are badly represented. Hopefully this isn't the case with this one.

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

  3. Erica @ Read It. Note It.

    Seen this one around a little and it sounds interesting! I really should read more contemporary, hope you enjoy it! Great Pick and Happy Reading! 🙂

    Erica @ Read It. Note It.
    My WoW Pick!

  4. BooksandGibberish

    Wow, this sound soo good. I've unfortunately had a little too many friends suffering from anorexia so this really hits home.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Deb @ Books and Gibberish

  5. I'm sorry to hear that. I think this book will be an intense ride and I know that I'll end up crying at some point just because of the subject matter. Hope that all of your friends are better or at least on their way to getting better!

    thanks for stopping by!

  6. Richa

    Ohh I've heard of this one. I don't read too many serious YA books but I might give this a try if I see a bunch of great reviews. Hope you enjoy it!

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