I’ve always been intrigued in anorexia nervosa, an interest initiated by Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. This mental disease that inflicts numerous people, especially teenage girls, seems to me such a fantastical yet real illness. How can people intentionally starve themselves to death while our primal instinct is to procure as much food as our body needs? Meg Haston tackles this mysterious disease in her novel Paperweight, accomplishing a feat with enough aplomb and gusto, but slightly lacking in finesse or greatness.

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