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16-year-old Wes McCoy is not the favorite child. He does not have a wrestling scholarship to Stanford nor does he live up to the family legacy as an athlete, unlike his brother, Jason. But when Jason dies in a car accident on the way to the state high school wrestling championship, Wes turns to food to give him the control over his life he didn’t have before, and the kind of success he never tasted.
Told through alternating past and present chapters revolving around Jason’s death, Wes must come to terms with more than Jason’s death. There’s Caila, a defiant girl who introduces him to the painful pleasure of starving. And there’s Collin, Wes’s best friend who speaks in Shakespearean insults and with whom his relationship is irreparably damaged. But most of all, Wes must take back control from his eating disorder as he learns more about himself and the mystery surrounding Jason’s accident, before he loses his life and those closest to him.
"5 Stars- ""I highly recommend this book for its engaging narrative and skillful handling of a topic that is so often exploited for the sake of shock value. It is rare to see a topic like EDs written about in such a conscious way that gives the reader insight into the people around them who might be struggling.""
5 Stars- ""Although a very serious topic, Fennig's use of comedic relief makes the book lighter, keeping me engaged the entire time.""
5 Stars from a reviewer who had an eating disorder - This could be triggering but if not ""I would absolutely encourage everyone to read this book."""