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Thank You, Angels by Doreen Virtue

Best-selling author and “angel lady” Doreen Virtue has written her first book for children! Thank You, Angels! introduces young children to the world of angels and teaches them how these heavenly beings can help them in many ways. Kids will learn how to ask an angel for help, how to recognize an angel’s voice, and what signs angels may use to let kids know that they’re there. This book offers children a sense of comfort and peace by showing them that they’re never alone.
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Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan Book Review

Book Review: Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan

When Bones meets Alice, a dangerously thin dancer who loves to break the rules, he lets his guard down even more. Shahan tackles eating disorders in a fast-paced, contemporary coming-of-age novel. A quick read with a worthy message: We are all recovering from something, and the right companions can help you heal. The wrong ones can kill you. Skin and Bones is a unique and engaging portrait of young people with eating disorders. Sherry Shahan does a fantastic job of accurately and non-judgmentally shining a light on the cognitive distortions that accompany eating disorders, and the behaviours that can manifest through them, without losing sight of the humanity of her characters. These seemingly contradictory elements are true for many people who suffer from an eating disorder.

Jack is in a program for people with eating disorders because his parents want him to be there. He knows the truth: his thin frame looks good and he could even stand to lose a few pounds. As he gets to know the other members in his six-week, live-in program he sees people who are just as obsessed with food as he is, some with eating it, some with not eating it. As Jack sees the things Alice does to lose weight, he starts to reassess his own point of view. Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan looks at the nature of eating disorders and how they can affect the lives and threaten the health of teens and young adults.

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Thank you! Jack is just settling in when lovely but deathly thin ballerina Alice arrives via wheelchair and draws him into her personal web of starvation secrecy. Full of tips and tricks of the eating-disorder trade, the story incorporates multiple issues and dramas: recreational drugs and smoking, emerging sexuality, bullying, sexual abuse—and even a little mystery, as Jack discovers hidden scraps of a story left behind by a previous, anonymous EDU resident. Adult characters are well-meaning but somewhat distant; the edgy banter may help readers refrain from questioning a residential rehab program where teens roam at night and have easy access to cars. A quick read with a worthy message: We are all recovering from something, and the right companions can help you heal. The wrong ones could kill you. There was a problem adding your email address.

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