What are the best books about eating disorder?

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    #1Wintergirls

    Wintergirls
    An anorexic Lia Overbrook harms herself after finding out that her best friend Cassie died of bulimia. She blames herself for not being with Cassie during the time she needed her the most and the idea to live becomes even more difficult for her.

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    Yi Tan
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I found this book to be heartbreaking and I was not aware of how much girls focus on their weight and their image that they could do this to themselves. It is so sad to really read about this and to experience it along with the main character. I think it gives insight to anyone on what girls go through, their mindset and how they feel. I believe it is a must read, especially for parents."
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    #2Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa

    Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa

    Fasting Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg has won four major awards. It tells how women from the 16th century refuse food. It also tells the history of Anorexia Nervosa and how starvation became part of religious devotion.

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    Timothy Fowler
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "this book will really help those that are trying to watch their eating habits. i like it. "
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    #3Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method

    Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method

    This book provides information on how to encourage and support those people who are suffering from eating disorders. Readers will learn the skills to help their loved ones recover from eating disorders. 

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    #4Identical

    Identical

    Identical is a young adult fiction book written by Ellen Hopkins. This book was originally published in 2008. It narrates the story of Kaeleigh and Raeanne who are twins.

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    Marie Torres
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book really touches on the subject of eating disorders and the destruction they can cause. It's well written and appropriate, but also heartbreaking."
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    #5Eating with Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment and Yours Can Too

    Eating with Your Anorexic: How My Child Recovered Through Family-Based Treatment and Yours Can Too

    Eating with Your Anorexic is an ideal book to guide parents who have children suffering from anorexia and bulimia. This informative narrative book also tells how a mother saved her child from a life-threatening eating disorder.

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    Harold Fox
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "This book has great intentions. It could be a good way for ideas if you have a problem with anorexia in your family. I just didn't see how I could apply some of the ideas in the book to my situation though. I would recommend this though. "
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    #6Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide to Healing

    Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating: A Step-By-Step Guide to Healing
    Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating by Leora Fulvio, a psychotherapist, is an ideal book to help those people suffering from binge eating disorder to recover. It has a step by step guide about recovering from eating disorders.
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    Divya Verma
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "Binge Eating is a serious disorder that needs to be addressed in anyone who potentially has been affected. This is a book about loving yourself enough to help yourself and all the steps you need to take to do so."
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    #7Slim to None : A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment

    Slim to None : A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment

    Jenny Hendricks recounts her experiences as she battled with life-threatening anorexia. She brings us to her journey as she gets treated with her eating disorder while also sending people an important message about anorexia.

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    Anna Ray
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "Thought provoking to say the least! All too often these stories get swept under the carpet so nobody see's when there are many people who can benefit from these stories. How brave!!"
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    #8Skinny

    Skinny

    Skinny by Ibi Kaslik is narrated from the perspective of the two main characters, Holly and Giselle, who are also sisters.  It portrays love, pain, family relationships and dealing with acceptance. 

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    Adam Flores
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "Skinny is a very informative book about eating disorders. I learned a lot from it."
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    #9Second Star to the Right

    Second Star to the Right

    Second Star To The Right is a fairy tale novel by Mary Alice Kruesi and Mary Alice Monroe. This contemporary romance book was originally published in 1999.

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    #10Purge: Rehab Diaries

    Purge: Rehab Diaries
    Purge: Rehab Diaries by Nicole J. Johns is a documentation of her stay in a rehab for eating disorders. She wrote this to give hope to people suffering from eating disorders and to not give up, with an encouragement to battle the disorder and recover.
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    Peter Larson
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This is a good book about eating disorder. I like this book."
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    #11Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self

    Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
    Stick Figure is written by Lori Gottlieb with an influence of learnings she experienced while growing up in Beverly Hills. She tells her surprising, funny and insightful journey about how diet took over her life.

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    Christina Collins
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "I am a clinical psychology graduate student specializing in eating disorders. My supervisor recommended this book in order to better understand how an eating disorder can develop in a very young child. For example, the very arbitrary rules the character would come up with based on her observation of adults - she can't exactly explain why she has to eat this way, she just knows its the "right" way. A very quick, but interesting read. "
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    #12Just Listen

    Just Listen
    Just Listen is a book by It tells the story of Annabel from a girl who has everything to a girl who has nothing. Her best friend dumped her, and her sister is anorexic. She feels unwanted. Her life starts to change when she meets a tall, dark and music lover Owen Armstrong.
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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "it looks like annabel was not pleased with her way of life .being an feeling unwanted doesn't make her loose everything and useless "
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    #13Massive

    Massive

    Massive by Julia Bell tells the story of a girl named Carmen who has a weight-conscious mother. Carmen's mother thinks that being thin means beautiful and she wants her daughter to be weight-conscious as well. This book is narrated using the first person point of view.

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    Andrew Garrett
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "looks okay but i know of better options"
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