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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Milkweed Editions
Publication date October 1, 2004
Pages 172
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781571316516
ISBN-10 1571316515
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $7.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Depicting with humor and insight the pressure to be outwardly perfect, this novel for ages 10-13 shows how one girl develops compassion for her own and others’ imperfections.

For 13-year-old Isabelle Lee, whose father has recently died, everything's normal on the outside. Isabelle describes the scene at school with bemused accuracy--the self-important (but really not bad) English teacher, the boy that is constantly fixated on Ashley Barnum, the prettiest girl in class, and the dynamics of the lunchroom, where tables are turf in a all-eyes-open awareness of everybody's relative social position.

But everything is not normal, really. Since the dealth of her father, Isabelle's family has only functioned on the surface. Her mother, who used to take care of herself, now wears only lumpy, ill-fitting clothes, cries all night, and has taken every picture of her dead husband and put them under her bed. Isabelle tries to make light of this, but the underlying tension is expressed in overeating and then binging. As the novel opens, Isabelle's little sister, April, has told their mother about Isabelle's problem. Isabelle is enrolled in group therapy. Who should show up there, too, but Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most together girl in class.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781571316523
 
from Milkweed Editions (October 1, 2004)
9781571316523 | details & prices | 232 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781571316516
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Milkweed Editions (October 1, 2004)
9781571316516 | details & prices | 172 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.95
About: Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606332170
 
from Demco Media (October 1, 2004)
9780606332170 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.60
About: Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417644056 Book cover for 9781439574171
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439574171 | details & prices | 172 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $15.95
from Turtleback Books (October 10, 2004)
9781417644056 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own.

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