REASONS TO BE HAPPY
21. Cat purr vibrating through your skin
22. Jumping on a trampoline in the rain
23. Raw cookie dough
24. Getting yourself all freaked out after a scary movie
25. Dancing like an idiot when no one is watching
What happened to the girl who wrote those things? I miss that girl. She used to be bold and fun. Now she’s a big chicken loser.
How could so much change so fast?
Let’s see, you could be the plain Jane daughter of two gorgeous famous people, move to a new school, have no real friends, and your mom could get sick, and, oh yeah, you could have the most embarrassing secret in the world.
Yep, that about does it.
So, the real question is, how do I get that girl back?
About the Author
Katrina Kittle’s reasons to be happy include
1.) her overflowing garden in Dayton, OH
2.) her fat cat Joey
4.) dark chocolate
5.) zombie movies and
6.) starting every morning in her writing office doing what she loves most.
She once had a goat under her bed in Ghana.
- Reading level: Ages 12 and up
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Original edition (October 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402260202
- ISBN-13: 978-1402260209
Hannah the daughter of two famous celebrities in Hollywood where looks rule over substance. Normal teenage body issues are magnified because of who her parents are — beautiful, talented, rich and very well known. She falls subject to peer pressure trying to be what she is not and while her body is still developing, she turns to bulimia to control the fears and insecurities all teens face. While the story is heartbreaking, Hannah shows the readers that there is hope for recovery when she travels to Ghana to be with her aunt while she is directing a documentary. It is only there, that Hannah truly finds herself.
What an absolutely beautifully written story! This book should be on all young adult and middle school library shelves since it is exactly what girls on the cusp of maturity need to know and how to deal with this touchy subject. I know a few girls from high school that bulimia claimed: one lost teeth, another now has osteoporosis and they still have self esteem issues to this day. This disease is nothing new, but at least now it is finally being talked about in the open. If you like Lauren Myracle, then you will truly love this story.
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