December 26, 2007
December 26, 2007
Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance while coping with the mental and physical deterioration of her beloved sister. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life.
This honest look at the special bond between sisters is told from the perspective of both girls, as they alternate narrating each chapter. Gritty and often wryly funny, Skinny explores family relationships, love, pain, and the hunger for acceptance that drives all of us.
Family relationships, food issues, and personal history combine to create a tender, moving young adult novel. At 22, struggles with anorexia cause Giselle Vasco to drop out of medical school and move home. There, a close relationship with her younger sister, Holly, grief about her father's early death, and curiosity about her parents' lives before they emigrated from Hungary to Canada are sources of both solace and pain.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Nonfiction, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / General, Health + Daily Living / General, Family / Siblings, General, Family / Parents
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Family / Parents, General, Family / Siblings, Health + Daily Living / General, Social Issues / General
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Ibi Kaslik
- Online Item #: 11325037
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0426
- ISBN: 9780802797384
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported