Insatiable

The Compelling Story of Four Teens, Food and Its Power

By Eve Eliot
(HCI Teens, Paperback, 9781558748187, 280pp.)

Publication Date: April 2001

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"Insatiable" is an astonishingly moving story of four teenage girls whose shame, fear and confusion compel them to binge, purge and refuse to eat in misguided attempts to feel safe and in control of their lives.

This incredible, imaginative story, written in episodic format, is based on real case histories and tells a true-to-life story through character-driven vignettes. "Insatiable" will envelop readers in the personal and seemingly tangible worlds of each of the main characters. What makes this novel so forceful and vibrant is the way Eliot weaves her story through dynamics that inform these friendships and the therapy that helps them address their pain and fears.

For every teen trapped in this seemingly endless cycle, and those who simply enjoy reading about real life issues (i.e. teen bestsellers "Speak" and "Smack"), "Insatiable" is a must-read.

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