Award: Awesome Indies: APPROVED
Author: K. J. Farnham
At 13, Katie is fed up with her embarrassing life. She wants nothing more than to be invisible. Until Anika who hangs out with the popular OH girls takes her under her wing… to show her how to shoplift. Mortification holds nothing to the embarrassment of letting Anika down, but when everything that can go wrong does, Anika points the finger to her. Katie’s world crumbles, and that’s how she turns to binging and purging. She’s finally finds a way to cleanse herself of the eternal embarrassment and stress her middle school causes, but hiding her new habit proves too hard. Especially when her family says crazy stuff like she’s getting thin, and she has to stop. Because that’s the biggest problem of all. She can’t.
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