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 anymorShe 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 any.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 hard work a few meals skipped, a few 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.
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The Stone Girl 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 te
I have conflicted feelings about Alyssa B Sheinmel s The Stone Girl At the beginning, the third person present tense made it really hard for me to get into the story Although the author might even have aimed for it, a story about eating disorders and self harm told in an almost clinical way just wasn t what I was looking for While I did get used to the writing style with time, it definitely made it hard for me to feel close to Sethie or even grasp her motivations, to understand her and most impo [...]
Sethie Weiss is in control of her body and the way it makes her feel She is in control of her grades, her friendships and the relationship she has with Shaw, even if he isn t exactly her boyfriend yet All she has to do is keep pleasing him, taking drugs with him and making sure to keep it low pressure Than he ll finally want her for than just sex But when everything starts to disappear, leaving Sethie alone with her body the last thing she can control, will it be enough for her I could not STAN [...]
This is definitely an issue story Sethie has a serious eating problem, something between bulimia and anorexia that progresses and worsens as the story moves forward It s a very slow slide for Sethie, one that she doesn t really recognize as happening as it does.Sethie is easy to feel bad for She has normal body issues in the beginning, that seem to get out of control She is naive when it comes to guys and her boyfriend Shaw I use quotes because he s a jerk and while Sethie knows something doesn [...]
This and other reviews can be found on Reading Between ClassesCover Impressions I do not believe that this cover would stand out on a shelf It is not particularly unique As for connection with the plot, the cover model doesn t look unhealthy or troubled and her expression does not evoke much of anything in the viewer.The Gist Sethie Weiss is determined Determined to be the perfect, sort of girlfriend for Shaw Determined to ace the SAT and have her pick of colleges Determined to control her body [...]
See if I started this with an Isa didn t get this book then proceeded to say Isa this, Isa that the same the Stone Girl progressed with its Sethie this and Sethie that, well, I d likely drive you crazy That is if you ve an issue with third person which I didn t realize that I had an issue with myself It felt clunky and clumsy at times with the all the telling going on And if that s not bad enough, the POV effectively distanced the girl from me It kept me from feeling sympathetic to what she was [...]
2.5.Sethie is a very broken girl While she could easily be labeled as a girl with an eating disorder, her challenges are much greater She s depressed and that is what causes her to become needy, to seek control when it comes to her body and her weight, to use drugs heavily, to become extremely dependent on her cheating boyfriend and a girl who is anything but a real friend to her.I appreciated how Sheinmel wrote this in the third person, removing the reader from Sethie, just as she s so far remo [...]
Actual Rating No StarsI don t know whether I should be disturbed that Sethie s wasting away her life, or that NO ONE in her life seems to notice her obsession with food and weight loss Smh I initially fell in love with this book, purely because of the cover, I mean look at it, it s gorgeous Then the synopsis drew me in I d honestly thought it was a paranormal book because of the description, but once you get past the first paragraph, you start to realize this is realistic fiction It s a book abo [...]
Can t give a review as I didn t finish it but basically I stopped reading because I was so, so bored The MC annoyed me immensely The writing bothered mewhich is weird because I don t recall ever having a hard time with 3rd person ever Plus everything just seems so awkward Choppy That may be the word I m looking for But reallyI poked around looking at reviews and asked others on Twitter and most everyone I talked to said they had a hard time with it and that it never really got better SadI always [...]
I know this one was very hard to write but it just didn t connect with me and has left me feeling nothing no, wait, there s one thing view spoiler This made me wish to just please let the Rubenesque era return hide spoiler Note I received a copy via Net Galley.
Uncomfortable but realistic, The Stone Girl is an aching but beautiful tale of body issues and friendship Though the third person point of view creates a different kind of connection to the book, especially one so character and relationship focused, it s still engaging in an inexplicable way and I fell into this one right away, stunned by the depth of Sethie s hatred towards herself, even when she couldn t see it for what it was Sethie s entire character arc is so well done, so intricate from st [...]
Book The Stone Girl by Alyssa B SheimmelPages 212Genre Young AdultSource Sent from Random HouseShort Synopsis Sethie is a complicated girl She struggles with her weight but doesn t know how far is too far, and her relationship with the one boy she s loved, named Shaw is anything but what she expected it to be My Thoughts A haunting tale of one girl s dream of being thin, and the struggles she deals with in everyday life Sethie Weiss is hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece [...]
Seventeen year old Sethie has two obsessions in life The first is to be skinny She counts calories obsessively and has lots of rules for herself about what and when she can eat and drink Her second obsession is her boyfriend Shaw Sethie likes to think of him as her boyfriend although she knows she can t really say it out loud Though they have an active sex life, he has never once held her hand in public At home, it s just Sethie and her mom, who doesn t seem to notice that her daughter is becomi [...]
Well this book did have a lot of conflicting reviews, some rating it the highest and some the lowest I am meaning toward the latter This is an extremely important and relevant issue with teens and adults, primarily female but can affect anyone The author captures a lot of the classic symptoms of both anorexia and bulimia the obsession with fat and the number on the scale Sethie is obsessed with the fat around her waist and has the need to remain at 111 or lower, although no one weighing that amo [...]
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 any .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 1 [...]
Going into her senior year at a prestigious New York City all girls prep school, Sethie struggles with body image issues As the year progresses, her emotional state and personal relationships degenerate as she becomes and obsessed with her weight and appearance.When I received this book, I was interested to see how the author demonstrated the hot topic issue of eating disorders They are not something I have faced personally, but I have seen their devastating effects on friends I wish I could s [...]
Originally on Read A holicZ, HERE It was an interesting read, I haven t read many books on this topic this was one I really liked because it was on a real important topic I didn t like Sethie, her personality was just to ignorant I guess this is how the anorexic mind must work, but there are times you just want to shake her and make her really see herself The author truly does capture the differences in how she really looks and how she sees herself The author describes the bones being able to to [...]
A very powerful book to read about a young girl with an eating disorder As a teenager who has lived through the years of pinching your stomach and questioning your weight I must say this book hit home for me It truly is a disturbing disease that is all too common in this day and age Alyssa Sheinmel does a fantastic job of bringing to life Sethie and her struggles They way Sethie see s another girl struggling with the same disorder and finds her to be ugly skinny, and yet can t recognize the own [...]
This book started off slowly for me I felt it was going to be hard to like Sethie and understand what she was doing to herself Eventually the story picked up and I began to get into Sethie s head and understand what she was going through As you go deeper into the story, you really begin to root for Sethie and hope that she will reach out to her friends I wish her mom s concern appeared earlier in the story but the ending was very satisfying A great story from Alyssa.
The main character was so annoying, the use of third person here was not enjoyable No teenager can go around doing all the stuff she does and maintain straight A s like her The ending was abrupt as if the author just made some lousy excuse for an ending just because she got tired of writing the book The only good thing I can say about it was that it was short.
Another book I reviewed for LMC this one would be for high school age or maybe eighth grade It s about a girl battling an eating disorder I think teen girls will like this book, however I was concerned that it won t actually motivate girls who may need help with eating disorder to seek the help they need.
Going to be a DNF for me I made it through the first 40%, but the story dragged Unfortunately, it wasn t enough to keep my attention so I could continue reading ARC courtesy of publisher via NetGalley
So, after going through the summer from hell, I shose this as the book that would get back into reading Good choice, Loulou Shit, I don t even remember when I read it in September since September was stupid.
Wowis is so not for 12 year old YA swill post review in August, 2 weeks prior to publication Again, wow
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Initial Impressions 7 22 13 3.5 starsThis was yet another book that I felt like I connected with in the end than I had in the beginning It s the story of Sethie who begins to struggle and with her self image and her weight Although she s a perfectly healthy girl, she s starting to cross over and towards being anorexic and even bulemic Along the way, she struggles with her boyfriend Shaw, makes a new friend in Janey, and tries to figure out how to keep pretending like she leads the life she [...]
The writing was eloquent in the way that it explained Sethie The way she thought What she believed.Toward the end we realize that her perception was crooked the entire time This book was sad and real I m rating this book four stars because a lot of the interactions between Sethie and other characters didn t have the depth that I wanted For example her mother is absent so much from her teenage daughter s life It left me often wondering WHO is taking care of Sethie She seemed so lonesome.
This review contains spoilers unsure if they are minor major Also sorta rant y Read at your own risk 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 any Sarah Beth Sethie Weiss is a [...]
A good read.
My thoughts I love real issue books, a lot I wanted nothing than for this to be an excellent read Upon starting I was sure it was going to turn out well, but end the end, I m afraid it just didn t hit the mark for me.Things that didn t make the cutThe writing The Stone Girl is written in third person and when I first started reading this was pretty exciting for me I felt that the POV could do a lot to diversify the story and provide insight, development and depth to what could have bloomed into [...]
Sethie ist eine Protagonistin, die ein Problem verk rpert, dass in unserer heutigen Gesellschaft immer h ufiger zu Tage tritt Sie hat eine Essst rung, f hlt sich zu dick und hungert deswegen Ab und an bergibt sie sich auch, selten verletzt sie sich selbst.Die Art und Weise mit der Alyssa B Sheinmel dem Leser diese Probleme nahe bringt, ist ein etwas ungew hnlicher Der gesamte Roman ist im Pr sens gehalten und wird aus Sethis Blickwinkel mittels eines personale Erz hlers erz hlt Dies ist insbeson [...]