Beyond The Best Little Girl in the World
Maybe you’ve read The Best Little Girl in the World and was wondering if there were more novels out there about anorexia or other eating disorders. Or maybe, like me, you’re just fascinated by this psychological disease that strikes so many teenage girls. Novels about eating disorders are rarely just about the disorder itself. Usually, these novels also explore the complex relationships between friends and family of the bulimic or anorexic and try to help the reader understand the factors that lead to these devastating diseases. You may be reading these books to try and understand why girls your age, (or maybe even you) are starving or purging. Or perhaps, you’re just interested in this strange, psychological topic. I’ll admit, I am! Whatever your reason, I hope you enjoy the books selected here. Some have sad endings, some happy, but they all send powerful messages about the body and image pressures surrounding teen girls today.