Wasted

Kendall Russell

Summary

This book is about a young girl named Marya, who suffers from anorexia and bulimia. She has a hard home life, which causes her to lack almost all self-esteem. As she begins to mature, and develop womanly curves, her problems worsen; for her early blooming creates an even more estranged feeling toward herself. How will she find the strength to face her problems?
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About the Author

Marya Hornbacher is a strong believer that the road to recovery is hard, but very necessary, when it comes to eating disorders. In light of this belief, she wrote Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia at the age of twenty-two. She is a journalist, as well as a writer of fiction and memoir.
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Text-to-World

This book really paints a vivid picture of how many girls view themselves in todays time. The pressure on young girls to be thin and perfect can be very intense. Marya would compare herself to people she saw in magazines and on T.V., but what most girls don't realize, is that the media is very misleading. No one can look as perfect as someone who has been photo shopped and re-touched on the cover of a magazine. I don't think that girls need to be given the impression that it is possible to be perfect if they change themselves enough.