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Teen Issues - When the Mirror Lies

A Trick of the Light
A Trick of the Light By Metzger, Lois Book - 2013 / FICTION METZGER LOIS Available in some locations

Annotation:Mike is losing his sense of direction and he feels like he's a mess. Then there's a voice in his head. A friend, who's trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that's holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen. (196 p., gr. 8-12)

Letting Ana Go
Letting Ana Go Book - 2013 / FICTION LETTING Available in some locations

Annotation:Required by her cross-country coach to keep a food diary, an insecure teen finds that writing helps organize her thoughts, especially about issues that she, her best friend, and her mother face related to weight and eating. (279p., Gr 8-12)

Wintergirls By Anderson, Laurie Halse Book - 2009 / FICTION ANDERSO LAURIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the disorder. (278 p. Gr 8-12)

One Wish
One Wish By Brescia, Leigh Book - 2009 / FICTION BRESCIA LEIGH Available in some locations

Annotation:Pushing to get thinner by opening night, Wrenn's waistline shrinks as she learns the wrong ways to lose weight from a new friend. (312 p. Gr 9-12)

What Happens Next
What Happens Next A Novel By Clayton, Colleen Book - 2012 / FICTION CLAYTON COLLEEN Available in some locations

Annotation:The stress of hiding a horrific incident leads sixteen-year-old Cassidy "Sid" Murphy to become alienated from her friends, obsess about weight loss, and draw close to Corey "The Living Stoner" Livingston. (310p., Gr 9-12)

Pointe By Colbert, Brandy Book - 2014 / FICTION COLBERT BRANDY All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Four years after Theo's best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. (333p. Gr 9+)

Sistrsic92 (Meg)
Sistrsic92 (Meg) By Dellasega, Cheryl Book - 2009 / FICTION DELLASE CHERYL Available in some locations

Annotation:Artistically talented Meg records her feelings in a blog--accessible only to her three closes friends--as she tries to attract a boyfriend and deal with her beautiful but troubled half-sister. (226 p. Gr 7-12)

Never Enough
Never Enough By Jaden, Denise Book - 2012 / FICTION JADEN DENISE Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Loann admires and envies her older sister Claire's strength, popularity, and beauty, but as Loann begins to open up to new possibilities in herself, she discovers that Claire's all-consuming quest for perfection comes at a dangerous price. (372p., Gr 9-12)

Hunger By Kessler, Jackie Morse Book - 2010 / FICTION KESSLER JACKIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Lisabeth has anorexia and even turning into Famine--one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse--cannot keep her from feeling fat and worthless. (177 p. Gr 8-12)

Purge By Littman, Sarah Book - 2009 / FICTION LITTMAN SARAH Available in some locations

Annotation:When her parents check Janie into Golden Slopes to help her recover from her bulimia, she discovers that she must talk about things she has admitted to no one, not even herself. (234 p. Gr 8-12)

Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best
Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best By Padian, Maria Book - 2011 / FICTION PADIAN MARIA Available in some locations

Annotation:When two best friends leave New Jersey, one for tennis camp in Florida and one for ballet camp in New York, each faces challenges that put her dreams to the test. (344 p. Gr 7-10)

Zoe Letting Go
Zoe Letting Go [a Novel By Price, Nora Book - 2012 / FICTION PRICE NORA Available in some locations

Annotation:Zoe goes to a facility to help cure her anorexia as she comes to terms with the loss of her friend and her own identity. (279p., Gr 7-12)

Clean By Reed, Amy Lynn Book - 2011 / FICTION REED AMY Available in some locations

Annotation:A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs (including alcohol) by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve. (272 p., gr. 9-12)

The Stone Girl
The Stone Girl By Sheinmel, Alyssa B Book - 2012 / FICTION SHEINME ALYSSA Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventeen-year-old Sethie, a senior at New York City's Franklin White girl's school, has outstanding grades, a boyfriend, and a new best friend but constantly struggles to lose weight. (214p., Gr 9-12)

How I Made It to Eighteen
How I Made It to Eighteen A Mostly True Story By White, Tracy Book - 2010 / 741.5973 WHITE Available in some locations

Annotation:Graphic Novel

Hungry A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia By Himmel, Sheila Book - 2009 616.8526 HIMMEL Available in some locations


Rock What You've Got
Rock What You've Got Secrets to Loving your Inner and Outer Beauty From Someone Who's Been There and Back By Schwarzenegger, Katherine Book - 2010 / 158.1082 SCHWARZ Available in some locations


Short Walking Tall When You're Not Tall at All By Schwartz, John Book - 2010 J/ 612.66 SCHWART Available in some locations


This Is Me
This Is Me Facing Physical Challenges By Watson, Stephanie Book - 2009 / 613.0424 WATSON Available in some locations


Tyranny By Fairfield, Lesley Book - 2009 / 616.8526 FAIRFIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Graphic Novel

Thin DVD - 2006 DVD 616.8526 THIN Available in some locations



Books about anorexia, bulimia, cosmetic surgery, and other body image issues.

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