Waiting on Wednesday (17): The Stone Girl, by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly-anticipated upcoming releases.

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books

Release Date: August 28, 2012

Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary

Type: Stand-Alone

Pre-order: Amazon

She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears have dried up so that she cries only salt. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t hurt when she presses hard enough to begin bleeding: it doesn’t hurt, because she’s not real anymore.
Sethie Weiss is hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly. She’s managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard work—a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away—she can force the number on the scale even lower. She will work on her body the same way she worked to get her perfect grades, to finish her college applications early, to get her first kiss from Shaw, the boy she loves, the boy who isn’t quite her boyfriend.
Sethie will not allow herself one slip, not one bad day, not one break in concentration. Her body is there for her to work on when everything and everyone else—her best friend, her schoolwork, and Shaw—are gone. (Taken from Goodreads)

At first I thought Stone Girl was going to be about some troubled princess girl in a fantasy world; however, after reading the entire synopsis, I realized it was actually a realistic fiction! I’ve never read a novel centred on eating disorders, but then again, there’s a first time for everything. And from this brief description of the book, I could already tell Sheinmel’s writing is going to be vivid and emotional and definitely one to look out for.

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5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (17): The Stone Girl, by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

  1. I’m not sure about the eating disorders being a topic I want to approach, but the title and the synopsis sounds really intriguing. So, I might sneak a peek at it. ;)

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    Diana@ BookVenturers

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