Believarexic /Material type: BookPublisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree, ©2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 459 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 156145771X; 9781561457717.Subject(s): Psychiatric hospitals -- Fiction | Anorexia nervosa -- Fiction | Bulimia -- Fiction | Depression, Mental -- Fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Psychiatric hospitals -- Juvenile fiction | Anorexia nervosa -- Juvenile fiction | Bulimia -- Juvenile fiction | Depression, Mental -- Juvenile fiction | Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction | New York (State) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Anorexia nervosa | Bulimia | Depression, Mental | Dysfunctional families | Novels in verse | Psychiatric hospitals | New York (State) | 1900 - 1999 | Fiction | History | Juvenile worksSummary: An autobiographical novel in which fifteen-year-old Jennifer Johnson convinces her parents to commit her to the Eating Disorders Unit of an upstate New York psychiatric hospital in 1988, where the treatment for her bulimia and anorexia is not what she expects.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Asking for help is only the first step. Jennifer can't go on like this -- binging, purging, starving, and all while trying to appear like she's got it all together. But when she finally confesses her secret to her parents, and is hospitalized at the Samuel Tuke Center, her journey is only beginning. As Jennifer progresses through her treatment, she learns to recognize her relationship with food, friends, and family -- and how each is healthy and unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but that's easier than it sounds. She has to believe -- after many years of being a believarexic.
Using her trademark dark humor and powerful emotion, J.J. Johnson tells an inspiring story that is based on her own experience when she was hospitalized for an eating disorder as a teenager. The innovative format, in which Jennifer's story is told through blank verse and prose, with changes in tense and voice, and using forms, workbooks, and journal entries, mirrors the protagonist's progress toward a healthy body and mid.
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An autobiographical novel in which fifteen-year-old Jennifer Johnson convinces her parents to commit her to the Eating Disorders Unit of an upstate New York psychiatric hospital in 1988, where the treatment for her bulimia and anorexia is not what she expects.