Skinny by Ibi Kaslik


Summary: Giselle and Holly.

Sisters who really couldn't be more different.

Giselle: the oldest, the perfectionist, haunter by her relationship with her dead father.

Self-destructing in record time.

Holly: the youngest, the track star, daddy's little girl.

Trying to keep everything and everyone together.


Holly watches as her older sister spirals out of control.

Her sister who was one a role model, a top student.

But now, Giselle is fighting a battle with anorexia.

Mood swings. Drastic weight loss.

Those are just two of the things Holly has to help her sister overcome while keeping her own life in balance.

These two sisters travel on a journey together that's bigger then both of them.

Maybe, they're more alike then they even realize.

Rating: 4 STARS

Review: Skinny was surprisingly, very good. After about 20 pages in, I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to put this down. I layed in bed for hours reading. I really couldn't get enough. Then why did I only give it 4 stars, you ask? Some parts of Skinny were very graphic, hard to read. But you couldn't skip over them, you had to keep reading. With this book, you realize how much of an impact anorexia and other eating disorder have on everyone. Everyone you know is some involved, somehow impacted, somehow hurt. Many times people will blame themselves for some one's disease. That happens in Skinny too. But Giselle is a very unique character I think. She has many sides, you can tell that she actually doesn't want to be anorexia. You see that she's almost being forced in some way. It's actually very.. realistic. Then there's Holly. She's very surprising. You see her hit her highs, her lows. You see her grow, you see some of her firsts. Skinny was definitely a better novel then I expected. I might even read it again sometime.

-Lexi(:
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