30 Mar Written in first person, including journal entries, Littman’s chronicle of Purge. Sarah Darer Littman, Author Scholastic Press $ (p). : Purge (): Sarah Darer Littman: Books. Janie Ryman is at Golden Slopes because she’s bulimic. She must survive attempts by psychiatrists to figure her out, and shifting friendships on the ward.

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Ok so this is a difficult review to write but I’m going to try my best and explain exactly why I didn’t like this book. There was a problem adding your email address. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that pufge have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This is one for high school and older middle school kids who are already reading edgier YA, and they’re going to love it.

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It made me realize what some people actually go through and what it is like having an eating disorder. Through him, she becomes friends with Jessica, one of the popular girls, who is harboring a secret of her own. Continue reading Show less. Want to Go Private? A teen heroine grappling with self-identity, shame, and a life threatening eating disorder, faces problems that even adults can relate to.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Yb just loved it! A stunning effort to get word out about a very misunderstood issue. There is some sexual activity that happens in the book.

: Purge (): Sarah Darer Littman: Books

Do not read this book if you are squeamish. Be the first to review this title. Recommendation I would recommend this book to either gender high school students. I loved that this was about more than just Janie’s struggle, this novel really shows that eating disorders are a universal epidemic. Mar 26, 46milestogo rated it did not like it. I think it is a great reminder to society that not only girls struggle with eating disorders. Many different things go on in the book that are exciting and some are sad.


Janie could be anyone and her experience inside a treatment center for eating disorders, reveals that teens have a lot of pressures that they’re processing, and sometimes, any path to feeling lighter brings relief. Feb 03, Carlie Slyh rated it it was amazing. Why do you think she finds it so hard? The treatment center psychologist says media plays a part, but “family is equally important — because we get our first cues about attitudes toward weight and food from our families. Like Janie was said to be in Golden Slopes for making herself throw up, but the other main reason was because she took all of her mother’s Xanax, which is dumb.

She has done a perfect job of delineating the rigid lines of the starvers, both in mind and body, while concomitantly freeing the barfers to explore why they purge. It got a little boring after a while.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. You all really need to read this book! She had a guy that she was in love with for a long time who took advantage of her and that prompted Janie’s little scene at her sister’s weddingand the whole acting thing in drama class at school.

Her other books I found very hard to put down as they would keep me wanting to know what would hap Having read all Littman’s other books except her two for very young children I was extremely disappointed in this one. Are there any events in your life that are marked by a particular event? Janie drinks five glasses of champagne at a wedding. Whether someone has suffered from an e. Did Janie ever have the bg to overcome this disorder?


Here’s the plot – girl is in treatment for bulimia, girl has setback, girl has breakthrough, and three weeks later, everything’s sunny all the time always. The drawback to the journal entries is that we see a narrower and more one dimensional view of pirge secondary characters, because there’s a lot of telling vs showing.

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It’s a quick read which only took me two or three hours so it didn’t waste that much time if anyone does want to read it. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day?

The reader becomes drawn into the world of the bulimic by reading Janie’s private thoughts and following her journey from denial through to her underst Janie doesn’t think she has lityman eating problem, but after disgracing herself at her sister’s wedding she finds herself at Golden Slopes, a mental institution for teenage ‘barfers and starvers’.

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