Do you, as an adult, read books about issues young adults go through, like eating disorders? Maybe it’s something you identify with or something you want to know more about.
How about as a parent? How do you feel about buying these books for your kids? Should we suggest these books to our children, or let them reach out to us and ask for them?
However you answer this, if you are at all interested in novels that deal with real-life issues young adults face, you may be interested in the following book giveaway.
Sheinmel’s book deals with a young girl’s body-obsession and the resulting eating disorder.
In a Q&A on her website, Sheinmel says, “As with “The Stone Girl,” I wanted to write about a more common experience—not the 80-pound anorexic girl, but women and girls whose lives are dominated by body-obsession.”
According to the Q&A Sheinmel is no stranger to this issue having had her own bouts with body-obsession resulting in a quest to learn as much as possible about the disorder. She writes, “Sometimes, I’m still embarrassed by the years I spent alone with my precious body issues. But looking back, and looking at the girls who are struggling today, I wonder if I might have come through the other side sooner if I’d been able to talk about it. Our troubles don’t have to be our secrets and there’s no shame in asking for help. I think talking to each other, sharing our stories, is the first thing people can do to help one another. At its heart, “The Stone Girl” is my attempt to keep the conversation going.”
Click here to read an excerpt.
The giveaway ends September 13, 2012. You can enter once daily by filling out the form until the contest ends.