30 Mar Written in first person, including journal entries, Littman’s chronicle of Purge. Sarah Darer Littman, Author Scholastic Press $ (p). : Purge (): Sarah Darer Littman: Books. Janie Ryman is at Golden Slopes because she’s bulimic. She must survive attempts by psychiatrists to figure her out, and shifting friendships on the ward.

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At one point they started dating. What things and people must Dani leave behind? It’s heartbreaking to know that the author used her personal experience to write this novel. Do you ever hear a critical internal voice around food and eating? Despite the book’s appeal, however, it did end rather abruptly and make me feel as though the author was in a hurry to end the story.

I really did enjoy it and it definitely shows the hard truth behind eating disorders. She realizes that “what had been so special to me was just another f–k to Matt.

Litttman on 3 reviews. She eventually opens her heart and learns to speak her mind. Page 1 1 Start over Page 1 1.

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It’s an unforgettable story. Some magazine titles named in passing and a few designer names used to describe specific outfits and types of clothing. She has a crass way of seeing the world and of describing her surroundings, one that Oittman actually appreciated and enjoyed. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


Her main character, Janie, is hospitalized for bulimia after she causes a scene at the wedding of her older sister, “Perfect Jenny.

How Tech is Changing Childhood. I picked this up because I was looking for books with hardcore ljttman. She learns many things from the lovable patients at the facility as well.

Although I did like how it showed not only ny but guys struggling with an eating disorder. Having met Claudette and heard her story, I felt a much deeper connection to the characters and returned to the manuscript with renewed passion.

Janie could be anyone and her experience inside a treatment center for eating disorders, reveals that teens have a lot of pressures that they’re processing, and sometimes, any path to feeling lighter brings relief. To me, this is a rip off, bulimic version of Girl, Interrupted.

But the conflict and build up of finding herself and the main reason as to why she turned to purging definitely makes up for it! Despite the fact that this novel only concentrates on bulimia and anorexia, the Barfers and the Starvers, the author creates different scenarios of each case which I found to be quite enjoyable.

: Purge (): Sarah Darer Littman: Books

Do you know kids at school who diet or seem to be obsessed with weight? What if doing it makes you so light and free that you can fly? It carefully examines the psychological implications of the disorder with a professionalism that only ljttman true therapist can render.

Customers who bought this item also bought. She meets a few friends on the way with the same problem, but she also meets the Starvers.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Meet Ernie the dog and his trusty sidekick Montgomery the mouse in the first of a fun new series of comic adventure stories for young readers! You can definitely feel the emotion that Sarah wanted to create, whether it’s sadness, joy, anger, or the urge to purge! An afterword includes a variety of websites and books for information and treatment options.


Don’t get me wrong, she had emotions. This was a well bu book about eating disorders. I’m not sure why I was so apprehensive about reading it. At first, Janie refused to get the help she needed. But overall, a good book: She realized it was not healthy to keep the things that bothered her to herself. Sep 20, Morgan Wessell rated it it was amazing.

Here’s the plot – girl is in treatment for bulimia, girl has setback, girl has breakthrough, and three weeks later, everything’s sunny all the time always. I loved this book, not only did it give us a look into those who suffer with mental health issues, it showed us what it is like to have them.

Bottom line, I would highly recommend Purge to young adults, especially teen girls.