Eating Disorders Awareness Booklist
These books all touch on the subject of eating disorders, and will help older children and teenagers to gain an understanding of eating issues.
Author: Jean Ure
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Some unpleasant comments from girls at school and an embarrassing incident relating to her weight lead a girl to start worrying about her self-image.
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Wintergirls tells the story of Lia, a recovering anorexic whose recovery is sent spiralling out of control when her former best friend (and bulimic), Cassie, is found dead in a motel room.
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Publisher: Puffin Books
Thirteen year-old Summer has always been passionate about dancing, but when the chance to audition for a place at a prestigious ballet school comes her way, she feels sure her dreams are about to come true.
Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Random House
Ellie feels like the ugly duckling beside her slim, gorgeous friends Magda and Nadine. She decides to go on a diet, but she soon gets carried away with her plan to lose weight.
Author: Meg Haston
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Based on experience, Meg Haston tells the story of 17-year-old Stevie and her journey into an eating disorder.
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Publisher: Faber Children's Books
Bullied at school, and weighing over 400 lbs, Butter feels he has nothing left to live for, and announces he will eat himself to death live on the internet.