This book was one that was actually recommended to me by a close cousin who was reading it for her high school. The interesting part is that instead of the typical sad and depressed girl it’s a boy who is also feeling these things, and experiencing something that can negatively affect him.
I think ages 14-18 should read this book because it does deal with some serious eating disorders and may trigger emotion, but it’s good to be aware.
The text and physical format of Skin and Bones is easy to read. It’s definitely middle school/ high school reading level, and contains lovable characters. Shahan writes about dealing with anorexia while still growing up and experiencing typical teenage things. It’s one of those books, where after reading you realize that everyone should get the help they need. Teenagers with anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder are still normal kids who have crushes and want to be the best version of themselves.
While the book is good, it was slow to read, and that may have been a personal thing; however, if you are curious I encourage you to go for it. Do as the spirit moves you.
Until next time, K