Isabelle is probably my favorite. At first, I was interested in the psychology behind them: This could had been your typical eating-disorder recovery if it wasn't because of Ashley Barnum, the most popular girl in school.
Isabelle wants to be perfect like the most popular girls at her school. In the beginning of the book Isabelle hid her bulimia from her family and was caught by her sister who told her mom. Isabelle Lee Cool name, by the way is a thirteen-year-old bulimic. The two of them go out for massive breakfasts and late-night sundaes and then throw up together these binging and purging scenes are often described in graphic detail.
One of them is that things are never as they seem. I found Isabelle irritating at first, but at the end you start feeling sympathy for her.
At the same time, Isabelle begins to see some value in the group therapy, and even in her little sister. This book was just sooooooo boring and sooooooo just anti-climatic.
I wasn't expecting Perfect to be good. I picked this up at the library cause I was just looking for a quick, easy read. Friend has a simple, pleasant writing style that makes the novel a quick read, yet she still hits home on the issues of bulemia, loss of a parent, and most importantly, appearance vs.
Her little sister, April, is the one who discovers Isabelle in the bathroom forcing herself to throw up and that lands Isabelle in an Eating Disorder and Body Image Therapy Group.
Except Isabelle's problems with her body lead her to making herself throw up and just do bad things to her body.
Above all, Natasha Friend's debut novel stresses the need to talk about problems, to bring them to the surface before they cause irreversible damage.
And Ashley is a very interesting character. My favorite character in this book, Isabelle Lee, is a teenager who is very sensitive about her weight. The main characters are Isabelle and Ashley.
She's beautiful and perfect, she doesn't have any problems. That makes for a much stronger case, in my mind, against eating disorders.
Her mom and younger sister are all having problems coping with his death, too, but they never seem to talk about it. I didn't love some of the language, but I wish that we could have gotten to meet the dad, because he seemed awesome.
Readers Also Enjoyed Restricted: Isabelle Lee Cool name, by the way is She really wanted to be like this girl named Ashley because she believe that she What a great theme for children who needs to have their eyes open for the real world. She is thirteen years old, and the book tells about how her life is and all the problems that are going on, since her dad died.
Told in Isabelles voice, you see where shes coming from and shes not judged for where shes at or where shes going. And in the morning everyone pretends like they never cried once in their lives. Emm - The Ordinary Shadow You are never alone in anything, no matter how it feels. It checks off all the movie-of-the-week cliches while remaining largely unsatisfying.
Then, i finally decided with 3. Ever since her dad di I had a hard time deciding on rating this book. But in Group she out Ashley, the most popular girl in school is also there. In this book, I could make a text to text connection.The book, "Perfect," by Natasha Friend is an excellent book.
It is a story of a girl trying to cope with the loss of her father, developing an unexpected yet wonderful friendship, and discovering the difference between appearance and reality. Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of Perfect, Lush, Bounce, For Keeps, My Life in Black and White, Where You'll Find Me, The Other F-Word, and How We Roll/5(K).
Wow I thought Perfect and her newest book LUSH were completely awesome. I hope she really makes new books based on topics like these. She is a terrific author Natasha Friend. I just finished Lush this evening and I was upset because i never wanted it to end. If she makes more books I.
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Raquel Flores. out of 5 stars This book was well written. March 31, Reviews: In Perfect, written by author Natasha Friend, the reader learns what it is like to be in the shoes of thirteen year old Isabelle Lee who suffers the disease of bulimia. This is the first book. Jun 11, · BEST POP SONGS WORLD (ED SHEERAN CHARLIE PUTH BRUNO MARS) THE BEST SPOTIFY PLAYLIST - LIVE 24/7 Magic Box watching Live now.Download