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Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Beautifully written tale of teen with eating disorder.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Accurate and moving

A dark topic but it covers it with accuracy

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