The landmark novel about anorexia nervosa. Leslie Hiller is a bright, attractive, talented teenager who leads a privileged life in New York City. She is also a perfectionist. When Leslie starts to diet, she finds herself becoming obsessed, getting thinner and thinner, until she is forced to realize that her quest for perfection is killing her.
First published in 1981, this groundbreaking novel has been lauded by countless librarians, educators, and teenaged readers. Not only does this highly recommended book contain a page-turning story and a winning heroine, it could be life saving for readers who have anorexia, or who know someone who might.
Original title: Second Star to the Right
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Mental Illness
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Weight/image