Non-Fiction

Claypool, Jane
Food Trips and Traps
JUV 616.85.C579f YA
Discusses the causes of and treatments for three harmful eating disorders: compulsive overeating, bulimia, or the binge and purge syndrome, and anorexia nervosa, or self-starvation. 1983.

Epstein, Rachel S.
Eating Habits and Disorders
JUV 616.85.E64e
Describes good nutrition, the types of eating disorders and discusses their possible causes, effects, and treatment. 1990.

Eliot, Eve
Insatiable
JUV 616.85.E425i YA
Written in episodic format, this moving story follows four teenage girls whose shame, fear, and confusion compel them to binge, purge, and refuse to eat in misguided attempts to feel safe and in control of their lives. Original. 100,000 first printing. 2001.

Toni L. Rocha
Understanding Recovery From Eating Disorders 
JUV 616.85.R582u 1999


Shivack, Nadia
Inside Out
JUV 616.8526.S5587iYA
The author tells the story of her eating disorder using cartoons to illustrate her internal feelings and battle with bulimia. 2007.

 

Orr, Tamra B.
When the Mirror Lies
JUV 618.92.O754wYA
Explores the possible causes and potential cures for eating disorders through real-life stories from young people struggling to recover, and includes information on symptoms of and current treatment options for these devastating illnesses. 2007.


 

Fiction

Julia Bell
Massive
JUV B41307.m YA
Because of her mother's obsession with weight coupled with the false idea that being thin is the key to success, young Carmen becomes just as obsessed as her mother in having a perfect body. 2002

Bruce Brooks
Vanishing
JUV B795.v YA
Eleven-Year-old Alice is unwilling to return to live with her alcoholic mother and her stern stepfather, so she refuses to eat to the point of slowly starving herself, in order to remain in the hospital. 2000

Jake Coburn
Lovesick
JUV C639.l YA
After an accident seems to end his college and athletic dreams, Ted is offered a second chance at school if he agrees to spy on a classmate and help her father monitor her bulimia. 2005

Lange, Erin Jade
Butter
JUV L2614.b YA
Unable to control his binge eating, a morbidly obese teenager nicknamed Butter decides to make live webcast of his last meal as he attempts to eat himself to death.  2012.

Natasha Friend
Perfect
JUV F88945.p YA
Following the death of her father, a thirteen-year-old uses bulimia as a way to avoid her mother's and ten-year-old sister's grief, as well as her own. 2004

Leslea Newman
Fat Chance
JUV N464.f YA
In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boy friend, and decide on a profession. 1994

Tracey Porter
A Dance of Sisters
JUV P8355.d
Although almost totally consumed by her ballet training and her obsession with controlling her weight, thirteen-year-old Delia finds time to worry about her strange and rebellious older sister Pearl, who has been sent away to a private school. 2002

Meg Rosoff
How I Live Now
JUV R7305.h
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay wither her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land. 2004

Ivy Ruckman
The Hunger Scream
JUV R8297.h YA
A girl who suffers from anorexia struggles to deal with the problem. 1983

Beatrice Sparks
Kim: Empty Inside
JUV S7372.k
Seventeen-year-old Kim, feeling the pressure of maintaining an A average to stay on her college gymnastics team, becomes obsessive about her weight and develops anorexia. 2002