Goodbye, Paper Doll

Goodbye Paper Doll Excript from back cover Anorexia NervosaThat was the doctor s diagnosis But seventeen year old Rosemary Norton knew better She wasn t sick the doctor and her parents were only worryworts Jason who sa

  • Title: Goodbye, Paper Doll
  • Author: Anne Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780451159434
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excript from back cover Anorexia NervosaThat was the doctor s diagnosis But seventeen year old Rosemary Norton knew better She wasn t sick the doctor and her parents were only worryworts Jason, who said he loved her, was just like the rest of the boys all he cared about was her looks And Trudy and her other so called friends at school were simply jealous, because Excript from back cover Anorexia NervosaThat was the doctor s diagnosis But seventeen year old Rosemary Norton knew better She wasn t sick the doctor and her parents were only worryworts Jason, who said he loved her, was just like the rest of the boys all he cared about was her looks And Trudy and her other so called friends at school were simply jealous, because Rosemary alone had the willpower to diet and exercise to the limit.Rosemary had never looked or felt better she was paper thin and brimming with energy And she was smart smart enough to get around the doctor s threats to put her in the hospital to trick her parents into thinking she was eating to beat the enemies who would like to see her fat Rosemary thought she was smart enough to beat them allbut she didn t know she was on the brink of destroying herself.Goodbye, Paper Doll

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    1. I first heard of this book in a "You Will Also Enjoy" list of YA books on the front or back pages of a YA book called MY LITTLE BIG SISTER by Marcia Leonard. Years later I finally followed up and obtained this book.On the very first page, "Camaro" is misspelled. Then the date of either the first day of school or the day our protagonist, California teen Rosemary Norton, commences her diet, is September 11. (Early 1980s.) Rosemary is pretty and smart and has her head on straight, but she gets it i [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this book although it is quite an uncomfortable read i found the way that anne snyder writes very easy to read. What i particularly liked about this book was the way in which Anne descriptively placed me in her book, though Rosemary's feelings and thought processes. overall one of the best books i have read containing and addressing anorexia.

    3. This book is very well written and great detailed. I enjoyed reading it, but when I read it in Junior High, It gave me too much ideas and strategies to help me loose weight.

    4. I read this many years ago It came back to me in a dream last night Any book that returns to memory within your subconscious this many years later must have been incredible.

    5. I read this book back in junior high. It has stuck with me since then, which is how it has earned it's four stars. Giving it three stars did not do it justice. 3.5 would probably be about right. Anyway, I loved this book because you really feel for Rosemary. You can understand where she is coming from and why she is anorexic, but you want to save her. You want to shout at her and make her just eat already. It is full of emotion. The scenes that define her character are so real and strong that yo [...]

    6. This was written quite a while ago and the language and attitudes reflect that. The doctors attitude that "some girls diet, lose too much weight and get this disease called anorexia" grated on me badly, and I found the main character shallow, rude and just not someone I could connect to at all. Others seemed to have enjoyed it immensely so I guess your milage may vary with this one.

    7. It was alright. I'm not a huge fan of anorexia stories, maybe because I just don't have anything in common with the character. The story was also very slow. I did enjoy, however, the authors ability to reflect the mood of a young girl who's starving herself and is fatigued without me first thinking that this girl is just eccentric.

    8. I'm sure it was good in its prime, and the themes are still relevant, but the language is too dated. A lot of sayings and words have changed over the past thirty+ years making it too difficult for a current young reader to connect to.

    9. This is another book I read as a teenager and recently reread. It took me 19 years of searching to finally find a copy, and I was lucky enough to find a first edition, signed copy for a complete steal! Rereading it I couldn't help but notice similarities to another book that had come out around the same time (The Best Little Girl In The World), just little things mostly, but a scene in the hospital where Rosemary decides to hide food from her tray in case she needs to binge, which is discovered [...]

    10. 4/5I really liked this book. I liked Rosemary, the plot lines were enjoyable, and I really came to care about the characters. I really have no complaints on this one.

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