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By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Readers will ache for Maddie as they see the horrific and dangerous path laid out in front of her. The author has done an excellent job in showing how easily thoughtless comments and good intentions can affect and destroy a teen's self-esteem. She also captures the emotion, struggle, and image distortion eating disorder sufferers face, as well as the anguish and helplessness those who love them endure.

As a conversation starter, THINANDBEAUTIFUL.COM is better for older tweens/young teens than the lauded and more mature Wintergirls. And with the added online angle, it will also get you talking about dangerous and influential websites.

Book Details

  • Author: Liane Shaw
  • Genre: Body Awareness
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Second Story Press
  • Publication date: September 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 263
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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