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To be honest with you id be careful allowing teen girls to read this one Reading through this book about how she cut to 1000 calories a day and loosing weight in astounding progress is intriguing Being a teen girl my self, like everyone else i have insecurities of my own body so reading this book made me think i could do that then stop before it goes to far (even though like in the book it could never go to far) This book could be an influence on other girls to try it Even knowing the outcome we still think that it wont happen to us and we haveself control I think this book can bring good and bad things out of it But please be careful around this Everyone will have their insecurities Reading a book and knowing the end still wont stop it until its too late Just like for ana. Letting Ana Go is a book in the form of a diary that follows an unnamed teenage girl as she goes from a healthy athlete to someone in a desperate battle with anorexia It is almost entirely in firstperson, written as entries of the protagonist's diary that she received at the beginning of the book.This was a refreshing format as most books I read and write follow the same formatting, and I was surprised at how well it worked Letting Ana Go is brutally honest, allowing the reader an inside look at what goes on inside the minds of these young women with the disease It was scary how much I could actually empathize with this character and how easily it became for her to get swept into the world of anorexia I went through devastating times similar to what this girl went through, and it made me wonder Could this have been me? Could I, at some point in my life, actually get swept up in this disease too? She didn't even realize it, similar to the way actual girls with this disease don't realize it I think the scariest, and saddest, part about this book is how real it is Every single day, thousands of girls wake up with the same thoughts the protagonist of this book did And every single day, many of them meet the same fate as well I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks they, or a loved one of theirs, maybe dealing with anorexia Or even to someone who wants to learnabout how it affects someone This book can truly open your eyes. As a 16 year old girl recovering from anorexia, I must say that 'Letting Ana Go' is absolute garbage I read this book before I was clinically diagnosed with an eating disorder, and it is nothingthan targeting teenager's biggest insecurities The plot was kind of trashy, and on top of that a potential trigger to develop a very real, lifethreatening disorder! Whenever I felt like eating a cookie or bingeing on some chips, I would think about the main character in the book and do a quick ab workout 'Letting Ana Go' had good intentions, of course I see that, but the author did not spend enough time going into depth about the truly negative side effects of this disease This book is absolutely toxic, and I find it horrifying that it's being advertised to adolescent girls Even when you think that nothing can affect you or your self image, trust me when I say it can I thought the same thing, and that's what landed me in a variety of hospitals for over a month Sorry for rambling, everyone!! I have a lovehate relationship with this book.The book is very well written and obviously composed by someone with first hand views of an eating disorder's effect Though at times, the symptoms of the main character are like many other novels surrounding anorexia textbook examples This is where the book is slightly unrealistic Not every patient displays every symptom known to EDs However, it remains that this book, especially when focusing on the family's reaction, is disturbingly accurate It's not a happy read, as I'm sure many who read the back will realize It is also not a book that should be read by any recovering or recently recovered ED patients, as it is extremely triggering My treatment group read this together, encouragingthan one relapse within the group of seven girls I'm not sure how much I support teenage girls reading a book that encourages eating disorders to the unhealthy extent that Letting Ana Go does It presents the false realities of anorexia as if they are rational (which is exactly how they appear in the patient's mind.) I know this review is kind of all over the place, because as I mentioned in the beginning, I have such a love/hate relationship with the book It is horrifyingly accurate and wellcomposed, which perhaps is what leads me to hate the content as I do. Full disclosure: I only read this because I recently reread Go Ask Alice and wanted to see if this could be as bad Spoiler: Close, but not quite.Aside from the middleagedwomantryingtosoundlikeateen problem, there was the heyIreadamagazinearticleonanorexiasoI'mqualifiedtowriteabookaboutit issue Bad Just bad.Also, it included enough detail to be triggering without having enough depth to be helpful.Other minor notes: this is a lotmodern of a story than Go Ask Alice, but it's hilarious how the author tries to shoehorn in references to current/recent teen culture Hey, look, this book isn't from the 60s! I just talked about a TV show where the host makes fun of clips from the Internet! I am hip!Also, for the amount of detail included in the book about what the main character ate and how how much she weighed and how many calories she allowed herself, parts just didn't make sense Like, she would say that she was eating 10001200 calories per day and then how she threw away half of her salad that was just lettuce and tomatoes and that was all she was eating for lunch I've lived on 1200 calories per day It's not a lot but you still get to eat real food The character talkedlike she was eating 300 calories per day.Finally, the author seemed like she really, really hated My Fitness Pal, or some other similar calorie counting app. She loved to run and was on her school's track team She had a family and plenty of friends, and an eye on a nice boy Everything was going well for her, until the day she had to start counting calories Her coach wanted everyone to make sure they were getting the proper amount of calories, so she and her best friend, Jill, started watching together Only problem was that Jill was a ballerina and wanted to slim down to get the part of Clara in The Nutcracker Jill asked for support at the same time as the main character's father left her overweight mother Soon both girls were cutting back on calories and exercising like crazy Nothing happened at first They got compliments, she got a boyfriend, and she loved the way she looked, perhaps a bit too much Soon things stated to spiral out of control, and as things worsened, the questions arises: what would you be willing to sacrifice in order to be beautiful? This was the first fictional book I've ever read about anorexia I was able to access it through PulseIt's 31 Days of Reading, and I am so glad I did It was an extremely compelling book, and I finished it probably within 24 hours It was written in the style of a diary, and the thoughts and stories recorded were very accurate with what an anorectic would put down This story very clearly underlined the seriousness of this disease It irritates me to no end when I hear people say that anorexia is a choice; anorexia is never a choice Healthy people don't choose to starve themselves to look 'beautiful' Anorexia is a lifelong struggle, and many people never get through it I'm so happy this book was able to depict that fact This book was written in the format of a journal, so it was in first person That could be part of the reason as to why I really enjoyed it: I love first person stories with characters that are easy to relate to At the beginning of each entry, it gave the date and the main character's weight Readers then have a visual every few pages (since the entries were usually quite short) to see her weight dropping This was very helpful, because then it was much easier to keep track of how much weight was being lost The look of the dialogue was very different than it looks in most other books Instead of being in quotation marks, the person who was talking had their name written down, then a colon and their lines It looked much like a script The originality of the formatting was an interesting and enjoyable touch added to an already great read This book doesn't have a happy ending I won't say exactly what happens, but if you don't like sad endings, don't read this book Personally, I liked the fact that this book ended in a dramatic way It drove the point home that anorexia is not a joke This was the first book I've read in a long time that wasn't fantasy, because usually my favourite books are all fantasy However, I could read it for free and had the time, so I started it out of sheer boredom And then I couldn't put it down I came home and read for several hours until I had finished it The main character of this book can be compared to a train wreck: at first you don't see it coming; then you do, but there's no way to help The main character was very personable and happy near the beginning of the book, a strong female lead This story defined the gradual descent into the mindset of an eating disorder If you have an eating disorder, read this novel You will be able to compare your thoughts to this main character's, and see how she ended up It may help you I thought this book was amazing It's a muchneeded dose of reality in a world of superthin models and actresses, where images of unrealistic body types are splashed all over different types of media I would rate this book a high four stars It was a nice change from the rest of the books out there, and will stay in my mind for some time to come If you enjoy reading about reallife problems, romance, and teenage issues, you should definitely read this story. So, I picked up this book without reading the synopsis, or the back cover! Probably one of thedepressing books I've read this year It was so sad I couldn't put it down because I kept anticipating the end, but I DIDN'T KNOW IT ENDED LIKE THAT! The fact that this book was written by 'Anonymous' and the main character remained anonymous just really hit it home that this is an issue many people go through This book seemed so realistic, which just made it worse I've read one other book that deals with anorexia, Unbearable Lightness by the lovely Portia de Rossi Although that book really hit the heart as well since it was all true, I find myself havingsympathy almost for this character because she seemed to not be able to get the proper help she really needed.I have no idea why I like to torture myself by reading books like this Just If you're like me, make sure you wait to read this until you in a state of mind to handle it It's awfully sad Also, I had no idea this book was new until I picked out The Perks of Being a Wallflower reference, and checked the date Might have to check outof Anonymous' work! Not certain what I want to say about this I read this using my Coach head, and to understand the problems of eating disorders.This is really intended for a teenager so maybe that's the issue i have with the book.I coud not relate to that aspect of the teenage mind I will, however, pass this book to my daughter and she will love it, I am sure.Tragic story but the ending was a little too quick for my head to wrap around it Seemed a little unbelievable. In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addictionShe was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her Like she couldn’t do anything to make a changeBut there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate The less she ate, the better—stronger—she feltBut it’s a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far…Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind ➱ [Read] ➬ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➼ – Lavons.co.uk a harrowing account of anorexia and addictionShe was a good girl from a good family [Read] ➵ OBaby ➲ Geoffrey Johnson – Lavons.co.uk with everything she could want or need But below the surface [EPUB] ✰ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Lavons.co.uk she felt like she could never be good enough Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her Like she couldn’t do anything to make a changeBut there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate The less she ate [Reading] ➷ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Lavons.co.uk the better—stronger—she feltBut it’s a dangerous game [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Lavons.co.uk and there is such a thing as going too far…Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for ! *4.5 star rating* You know, I've always seen these books around at the bookstore Go Ask Alice has been on my TBR for ages Ages, literally Letting Ana Go was actually one that I never even heard about until my local library's catalogue received it Anorexia is a sensitive subject that not many modern YA novels touch upon on excluding Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls, a favourite of mine This anonymous author has hit it perfectly, in a tiny novel that keeps readers guessing.I love making predictions when reading Not every novel can obviously leave you with an endless amount of questions that surround the protagonist or plot, but this sure did Although it has an unattractive cover, the title and premise sounded so relatable (not to me, but to teenagers everywhere) and I found myself in the mood for a novel that's just surrounded with one thing After reading, I've come to realize that the author addsthan just an anorexic character; there are manyissues including divorce, keeping fit and drinking at a young age Go multi subjects!Me: I feel like I am my best friend When I'm able to get through a meal without eating too much, there's this thing I feel inside of me—this strength It's like a place of power, and when I don't eat too much, or when I exercise enough, it makes me feel invincible It keeps me company (Hardcover, page 228)Now that I even think about it, this title doesn't even seem to make sense, unless the heroine's name is Ana Through the end of the novel where the protagonist goes through an even tougher situation, her name even gets blacked out and she seems to have no identity And at the same time, all of the characters are just classified by their first name When things get hectic by the end, everyone is just by their name IS THIS NONFICTION? IS THIS REAL? WHAT? WHOA If I found it to be actual nonfiction, I'd totally shriek because it's a total crazy story My life depends on knowing the truth *stays determined*You'd think that this has a pretty easy plot, but it doesn't This book is surely complex The author makes TWO girls anorexic and it starts off small, just wanting to lose a few pounds and some body fat But eventually, it becomes like an addiction, probably something even like taking drugs Your whole mindset is suddenly changed and your life just depends on getting skinnier and skinnier And then eventually, you have nogoals for yourself and you just collapse Sure, a diet can be helpful for some, but starving yourself? This is completely ironic because the heroine even told her mother that she had to organize her meals correctly, but then all she's eating is rice cakes OOThe writing of this book was utterly fabulous It was simple, easygoing and easy to follow A lot of these stories have all of these complications where everyone's trying to help the troubled character out and it just gets chaotic Because we had an independent young teen as our main character, she kind of blew all of the troubles out and sticked to her own plan These kinds of books have a broad message that everyone just wants to help out with in reality I bet that raising awareness for anorexia and eating healthy in a healthy way is the most effective when a person reads a fictional story that deals with the subject Letting Ana Go left that impact on me and I'm now afraid to eat less than I'm supposed to *grins*PLOT TWISTS? SUSPENSE? A MAD ENDING? You've got it I never saw that coming, I'll tell you that I totally got freaked out in the end and was completely shocked Yeah, picture an O shaped mouth on my face.Heck yes, I need all of the books that are written in this tradition I'll just head to my local bookstore, grab a basket, and slide all of the books off the shelf and head to the cashier, not even caring how much it'll cost me or affect my book buying ban I can't get enough of this book and the romance and practically EVERYTHING The perks of being a teenager and having troubles? This is it, and shows that every single teenager has some kind of issue, with some people having a bigger one than others This is one of the realest contemporaries that I've ever read.