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On the day of his graduation, James says goodbye to the future and moves back to his parents’ house in Myreton, the sleepy village of his childhood He’s not happy, but the thought of continuing his life anywhere else seems unthinkable while his sister, Emma, continues to suffer with the illness that’s plagued her since she was a childFor six months, James’s life spirals further and further out of control as the walls of smalltown life – and of his sister’s devastating disease – close in on him But then he meets Hannah, a freespirited and funloving Austrian student, and suddenly it seems there might be to his existence than a sense of fear and trepidationHunger for Life is the story of a young man’s struggle to find the courage and humour to live through life's hazards – and to find his place in an uncertain and fractious modern world‘A remarkable novel, with vibrant and deeply developed characters, taut and nuanced relationships, and simply lovely prose Tightly paced and psychologically complex, Marr’s exquisite debut is a lifeaffirming and powerful read’Marya Hornbacher, bestselling author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ➡ [Epub] ➛ Their Language of Love By Bapsi Sidhwa ➫ – Lavons.co.uk James says goodbye to the future and moves back to his parents’ house in Myreton [PDF / Epub] ✎ Turbulence ☂ Samit Basu – Lavons.co.uk the sleepy village of his childhood He’s not happy [Download] ➻ Der letzte Held By Samit Basu – Lavons.co.uk but the thought of continuing his life anywhere else seems unthinkable while his sister [Reading] ➸ Agua Author Bapsi Sidhwa – Lavons.co.uk Emma ❰PDF❯ ✅ Winter Evenings Author Navtej Sarna – Lavons.co.uk continues to suffer with the illness that’s plagued her since she was a childFor six months ❮Reading❯ ➻ The Brave Author Rachna Bisht Rawat – Lavons.co.uk James’s life spirals further and further out of control as the walls of smalltown life – and of his sister’s devastating disease – close in on him But then he meets Hannah ❰KINDLE❯ ✾ The Best of Samaithu Paar Author S. Meenakshi Ammal – Lavons.co.uk a freespirited and funloving Austrian student [KINDLE] ❆ Tiger Thief (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke – Lavons.co.uk and suddenly it seems there might be to his existence than a sense of fear and trepidationHunger for Life is the story of a young man’s struggle to find the courage and humour to live through life's hazards – and to find his place in an uncertain and fractious modern world‘A remarkable novel [Download] ➵ Tracking Globalization Author J.S . Sodhi – Lavons.co.uk with vibrant and deeply developed characters [Reading] ➶ Eagles Gate (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke – Lavons.co.uk taut and nuanced relationships [Download] ➹ Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring, By Matthew J. Kirby – Lavons.co.uk and simply lovely prose Tightly paced and psychologically complex [PDF / Epub] ☃ Wise and Otherwise/The Old Man and his God/The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk ✑ Sudha Murty – Lavons.co.uk Marr’s exquisite debut is a lifeaffirming and powerful read’Marya Hornbacher [PDF / Epub] ☁ Indian Renaissance By Sanyal Sanjeev – Lavons.co.uk bestselling author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia I’m not going to pretend this is an easy read it isn’t Is it worth reading? Hell, yes This is a very emotional, powerful and sensitive story about a lovely family who have a fight on their hands to save daughter/sister Emma from her ongoing battle with anorexia The novel is narrated by James who must be one of the best brothers ever and I’ve got a lovely one myself! His bond with Emma from the minute she is born is a thing of beauty and one I empathise with as I would go to the ends of the earth for my siblings I wept, I laughed, I wanted to give Emma a shake (sorry Andy, know it wouldn’t help) because of the devastating impact on the family and I also wanted to give the medical professionals a shake too because they did not listen to Emma I think this is one of the most emotional stories I’ve read in a while You feel the family’s despair and you see the toll it has taken on them as they are in a state of inertia However, love for Hannah, some really good friends such as Holly and his marvellous mum and dad saves James who wants to put his life on hold for Emma The ending is optimistic as James goes off travelling with Hannah and Emma has some control over her life I love the peppering of humour to alleviate the sadness and pain and the Scottish setting in and around Edinburgh is pretty darned good too! Overall a book that takes you on a rollercoaster journey of emotions that I will remember for a long time Ps Andy you sure can write!!! It’s definitely ‘your best debut novel you’ve ever written’ !! Probably the greatest debut novel I've ever written. Though fictional, this is an intimate, raw, and heartbreaking look at the effect that the eating disorder anorexia has on a family yes on the entire family, as this terrible illness doesn’t just affect the sufferer, it devours the entire family, plunging them into a deep and bottomless pit from which it seems impossible to escape.James has always loved his little sister Emma unconditionally even though he was a quiet child, nobody would pick on Emma and get away with it But Emma now suffers from anorexia, and this is one battle that James can’t fight for her.He’s just graduated from University, and what should be a fresh and exciting time in life, proves to be anything but, as Emma’s illness and the worry and pain of it takes over his waking hours, causing him to seek solace in alcohol There are moments of humour amidst the sadness too though, mainly from James’s escapades at the local pub, and he does eventually begin to form romantic relationships, particularly with Hannah, but Emma’s illness is still at the forefront, and it continues to affect his behaviour, and therefore his relationships His father has all but retreated into his own world, causing distance between him and the rest of the family James’s mother fights to get the best treatment for her daughter but it’s not all that easy Emma doesn’t really want their kind of help anyway doctors want her to gain weight Emma wants to lose it she feels fat and worthless, and nothing anyone says will change that We have to remember that Emma can’t help how she feels, anorexia distorts the way one sees and feels about oneself.Author Andy Marr has given an enlightening account of how this eating disorder destroys a family unit I actually know a family who had a daughter with this dreadful illness, and I thought I knew quite a bit about the effects it has on a family, but of course I wasn’t involved 24 hours a day I now feel as if I’ve been on the inside looking out, and can only assume that the author has an intimate knowledge of anorexia, to produce such a truly emotional and well written book. This book is honest, raw, grim, and important I struggled with it It took me around a month to finish it That’s partially due to a particularly hectic and stressful time in my life, teaching a couple of new courses at University and having over 200 students in my classes this semester But it’s also the book, it affected me deeply Andy Marr shows us a starkly frank look at living with mental illness He doesn’t sugarcoat, he doesn’t make excuses, he just shows the wake of living with a disease that can’t be treated with an ointment or pills or surgery How does one live their life when a loved one is suffering? How do you get through a day, when you’re helpless to help your family? Not to make this about me, but I have a high degree of empathy That’s not intended to be a brag, it can be a weakness at times It makes me a worrier, and despite my luck of having three healthy kids, all I could think about through the entire book, was what if this was one of my kids? What if it strikes a future grandkid? While reading, I should be filled with gratitude that I’m not personally effected by mental illness, but this book made me think about the millions that are afflicted How manypeople does that ripple out to? The World Health Organization says one in four people are affected by mental disorders Parents, siblings, children all must try to get through their life, day by day, with these kinds of struggles How does anorexia happen? I’m not well informed on this disease but is it really any surprise with bombardment of body images children get from media Girls in particular, receive a constant stream of what society says is beauty, sexy, or desirable It shouldn’t a surprise to anyone that eating disorders affect tens of millions of people In today’s society, we rally around treating disease We run 5Ks to support cancer research When a kid breaks a bone, folks line up to sign the cast But mental illness is different, people shy away They don’t like to talk about it, it’s a negative stigma That’s why this book is important It’s such a powerful reminder that you don’t know what person sitting next to you is going through As a society, we need to talk about mental illness People like Marr need to be brave and share their experiences I can only imagine, if this book affected me, how it would impact someone who has lived it, or IS living it While this book is fiction, it’s based on real life experiences, and that shines through Marr writes extremely well He shows us the anguish and the pain of living with this disorder Books like this tear down the walls and give insights that can only help us all reactsupportively and positively to those dealing with mental illness Five stars.