Paperweight - Meg Haston (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780062335753
Department
Books
Released
7 Mar 2017
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Meg Haston
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harperteen
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
203 x 135 x 18mm

Annotation

Enduring months in a treatment center for a life-threatening eating disorder, 17-year-old Stevie is haunted by guilt for the accident that caused her brother's death and secretly plans to commit suicide. By the author of the How to Rock series. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.

Summary

This emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, in the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls.

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at meal time, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life.

Paperweight follows seventeen-year-old Stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with a life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Dewey Classification
FIC

Author Bio

Haston, Meg: -

Meg Haston is the author of How to Rock Braces and Glasses and How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, where she writes and works as a counselor in an independent school. Paperweight is her first young adult novel.