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  • 09/2018
  • 9781732555402 1732555400
  • 312 pages
  • $14.95
Changing Ways
Growing up sucks. Struggling to cope with the constant stress of school, her mother, and her confusing social life, sixteen-year-old Grace Edwards finds sanity in the most destructive of ways: dieting and self-harming. But just when Grace thinks she has everything under control, a classmate catches her cutting in the girls’ locker room, and Grace’s entire life is flipped upside down. Now she’s faced with the unthinkable – a stint in a psych ward with kids who seem so much worse than she is. After all, she’s not sick. She’s totally okay. She’ll never do it again. But the longer Grace stays, the more she realizes that the kids in the ward aren’t that different from her. Slowly Grace comes to terms with her mental illness, but as her discharge date crawls closer, she knows that the outside world is an unpredictable place . . . and one which whispers temptations about hidden food, dangerous objects, and failure to stay in recovery.
Reviews
K.R. Conway

A riveting portrait of teenhood shadowed by social pressure, self doubt, and the constant cost of anorexia, yet the strength to power onward.

Karin Stahl

This is a brilliant debut novel by Julia Tannenbaum, a teenager herself who brings fact-based insight, compassion and beautiful writing to this compelling story of mental illness, eating disorders, cutting, thoughts of suicide, and treatments. CHANGING WAYS is a page-turner as you cheer for Grace and her friends. This book will be a wonderful read for young people experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harm impulses, and other mental health issues. It brings guidance and comfort, not triggers. They will be inspired and strengthened as they see other teens going through their challenges too.

NetGalley

This book should be read by so many more people! I always feel like I learn more about mental illnesses by reading books on that topic and this was no different, I never read a book that portrayed anorexia. Grace didn’t want to admit she was anorexic because she didn’t think she was, she didn’t think she needed help, so while you understand her frustration you also want her to get better so badly that you get some frustrations yourself! I just loved this so much and I think it should be read by many.

Oh, and is it too bad if I say that while reading a book about anorexia I was also getting hungry by all the food that they talked about? Because I did… ups.

NetGalley

You definitely felt Grace’s frustration at what was happening to her but you also felt frustration towards Grace because she needed to get better. I kinda want to see what happens with her and Isaac and her relationship to everyone within the school and how she goes with soccer, I guess that’s just something to conjure up. I loved the included helpline at the end, it’s such a necessity with any book dealing with mental health.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 09/2018
  • 9781732555402 1732555400
  • 312 pages
  • $14.95

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