Skinny by Laura L. Smith (Birch House Press, 2015)
You can never be too thin…can you? Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?
“The ‘need’ to be thin continues to plague American girls, and Laura Smith tackles this tough topic in her debut teen novel with thoughtfulness and style. Girls are going to relate to Melissa and her struggle to ‘look good.'” ~Melody Carlson, bestselling Christian author
“Melissa is a vibrant teen who teaches readers signs of an eating disorder and the value of spirituality in working through the treatment. Thank you, Laura Smith, for empowering young women! ” ~Dr. Michelle Naegele M.D.