A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

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Fifteen-year-old Mike desperately attempts to take control as his parents separate and his life falls apart.
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062133083
006213308X
Branch Call Number: / FICTION METZGER LOIS
Characteristics: 196 p. ; 22 cm

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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 ba... Read More »


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I am a guy who is dying to be thin, and I related so much to this book. It is grasping, honest, and detailed. And it portrays a lot of what it is like to have an eating disorder. To that reader who said that only 10% of males have ED's, btw, it's closer to 35%.

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eardrum
May 06, 2016

I find it interesting that the author made the anorexia/the voice in his mind the narrator. I really loved this book!

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sunflowerrr
Dec 09, 2013

Really unique book from the perspective of the voice/ED. Also really easy to read. I sat down and read the entire thing in a few hours. Very interesting read.

JCLPeggyH Nov 15, 2013

This book was both engaging and interesting. It was a quick read with a surprising amount of depth. I appreciated that it dealt with an issue that's not always recognized or talked about, anorexia in boys - guys make up roughly 10% of anorexic patients.The author did a great job of demonstrating the insidious manner in which a mental illness such as anorexia can overtake and steal away a life.

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UNJUSTUN
Jul 08, 2013

This book is so beautifully, uniquely written. I love this book so much because I can relate to it so easily. I recommend this book to anyone liking a read on REDEMPTION.

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