The Hunger (英語) ペーパーバック – 1999/8/7
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Fifteen-year-old Paula’s perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect body." A history project brings her face to face with her grandmother’s early life and, as she delves deeper, she is disturbed to find eerie parallels between her own struggles and what she learns of the past.As Paula slowly destroys the very body she’s trying to perfect, her spirit is torn between settling for her imperfect life or entering the shadowy mystery of her grandmother’s Armenian past. The shimmering Euphrates River beckons her, but, as she soon discovers, there are many things worse than imperfection.
"The Hunger is a beautifully written account of one young woman's journey to find out about her heritage while she struggles with the very real issues of anorexia. It appeals to all generations and helps to guide the reader from present-day realities to the realities of history."(The Horizon) 商品の説明をすべて表示する
Young adults and their parents can learn a great deal from this book, including issues surrounding family dynamics, self-image and anorexia. It also provides a glimpse into the past, a reminder of a chilling tragedy that has been ignored for almost 100 years.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a good read!