Paperweight by Meg Haston is the story of a young girl who finds herself in a treatment center. I once knew a teen who spent time in a treatment center for an eating disorder. There was such a fragile feeling as she finished treatment and started to return to normal life. Treating the symptoms and rescuing a life is important, but there is so much more that is necessary to bring healing to the person with an eating disorder.
This leads me to the second book that I want to mention. Still A Work in Progress by Jo Knowles. This book looks at the whole picture for the family. What happens inside a family when they have to deal with illness? How do the siblings and parents cope? How do they find the healing that they need?
The final book today is Paint Me a Monster by Janie Baskin. This book addresses the history that may contribute to eating disorders or other illness. Each person will deal with things in their own way. For some, it may take years and years to dig to the root of the pain that rules them.