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Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Sad Perfect

by Stephanie Elliot

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Pea is a sixteen year old girl who struggles with the eating disorder ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). Her illness makes her avoid certain foods limiting her socialization with friends. She meets a boy named Ben but fears he will reject her once he discovers her secret. Her last boyfriend couldn't handle her illness and this hurt her emotionally.

After a few weeks with Ben, Pea starts to feel happier and decides to go off of her anxiety medication. She does this without notifying her doctors or parents. At first she feels fine but then her life starts to spiral out of control. Her battle to reclaim her old life becomes the main theme of the book.

This is a realistic book about a teenager living with a disorder in the stressful world of high school. It is targeted at young adults but the story does have universal appeal. This is a wonderful debut novel by Stephanie Elliot. ( )
  leopolds | Jun 30, 2017 |
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For sixteen-year-old Pea, eating has always been difficult. Some people might call her a picky eater, but she knows it's more than that, and it's getting worse. And now there's a monster raging inside of her, one that controls more than just her eating disorder. The monster is growing, and causing anxiety, depression, and dangerous thoughts. When Pea meets Ben and they fall crazy-mad in love, she tries to keep the monster hidden. But the monster wants out, and as much as she tries, she can't pretend that the bad in her doesn't exist. Unable to control herself, a chain of events thrusts Pea into a situation she never imagined she'd find herself in. With the help of Ben, her family, and her best friend, Pea must find the inner strength to understand that her eating disorder doesn't have to control her.

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"The story of a teen girl's struggle with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and how love helps her on the road to recovery"--

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