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O put a trigger warning on this book for anyone who suffers with an eating disorder or self harms You might want to proceed with cautionBooks about eating disorders are sort of like when you see a really disturbing image on the telly and you don t want to look but you just can t stop yourself I ve suffered from anorexia for around 5 years now and spent 2 of those years in a psychiatric hospital and while I m better and eating now I still get triggered really easily So reading this book Not my greatest idea I just want to start off by saying that I think Melissa de la Cruz meant well I think she tried her hardest to write a book about eating disorders which are incredibly difficult to write about by the way Even I struggle to explain what it s like living with it on a daily basis but it justI don t think it worked and I think I ve come to the conclusion that books like this that detail the lives of eating disorder sufferers are dangerous in the wrong hands I don t want to talk about me and my experiences a load this is a book review not a Kate review but I just want to explain where I m coming from When I was at my worst at the beginning of my hospital admission I would do anything to get rid of a few calories I hid food in every single place possible and constantly had food crumbs in my bra I was always looking for new ways to lose weight whether that be from the pro ana websites or from books like Wintergirls which is possibly the most dangerous and triggering ED book ever written So the detail in which Melissa goes into when describing how Olivia purgesit s not good And it s something that vulnerable anorexia consumed Kate would have lapped p The above comment is also relevant to recent films like To The Bone It s dangerous Yes awareness needs to be spread But I think the better way to spread awareness is in the form of memoirs or autobiographies from people who know what it s like and can offer wisdom and encouragement for coming through the other side people whose job is to inform and not just entertain people for a few hours in the form of a YA book Another thing I didn t like about Someone to Love was how Olivia s bulimia was brushed off by nearly everyone Nobody seemed to take it seriously Olivia s mother knew that she had an eating disorder but what did she do Nothing She let her daughter spiral out of control not even talking to her daughter about it When Olivia s dad finds out about her ED he asks her mother if she knew what was going on and she saidYes it s very common among teenage girlsI m going to shout it so the people at the back can hear EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT TEENAGE GIRL PHASES They do not discriminate they are SERIOUS and should NOT be ignored and allowed to sort themselves out They are fucking terrifying and isolating and they aren t taken seriously enoughThere s one other thing that I want to bring to attention when Olivia is getting help at the end of the book her doctor confides to Olivia she herself Honigmund used to cut herself And you know what she saidShe said that she was a much violent cutter than OliviaYou whatHOWFUCKINGTRIGGERINGWOULDTHATBEThat is basically saying that Olivia s problem isn t as serious as hers was Self harm can easily be turned into a competition and you can also easily convince yourself that you don t have a self harm problem by telling yourself that others do it severely than you I know Believe meDeep breath Kate Deep breathSo the writing The characters Yeah they were decent Olivia irritated me a lot in the end but I could also relate to her a lot when she was comparing herself to other girls That is something that was realistic Olivia s fascination with other girls and her struggle to not dislike them because they were skinnier than her That is something that ED patients struggle with a lot when I was first admitted to the ED ward I was in a wheelchair and nobody spoke to me because I was the skinniest person there And that s not me or my illness blowing my own trumpet that s literally what I was told by the other patients and the nurses Don t get me wrong those girls are lovely and I still speak with them But eating disorders are nasty manipulative things The other characters minus Sam really irritated me at one point or another but not enough that I need to start another essay about themI m going to wrap this reviewp because it s ridiculously long but I needed to vent I appreciate Melissa taking on a really difficult subject but there were a lot of things that just didn t ring true for me I obviously don t speak for everyone there will probably be some ED recovered patients who like this book I personally though didn t I received an e arc via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review What stood out to meSo heart breaking that a lovely smart teenage girl saw only
Fat And Ugliness When and Essays of Four Decades ugliness when looked in the mirror The dad s political aspirations were certainly a contributing factor to his daughters lack of self esteem which led to her eating disorderRed Flags The main character is bulemic and goes to extreme lengths to hide her condition She also graphically cuts herself deliberately when depressed Underage age drinking is prevalent and some of the languagesed is Its a Christmas Thing uite vulgar This is a book that involves very heavy issues I would not recommend it even to YA readers without adult guidanceMemorableotesPg 133 My thoughts loop
through my head overwhelming me It s all your fault You my head overwhelming me It s all your fault You a terrible person It s just hard to not ever live Gateways to Drawing Sketchbook up to your own expectations to see your flaws so clearly Pg 353 The smaller a girl is the visible she is to the world The she makes herself disappear the she matters It s all a trick GRADE D15 STARS High school junior Olivia wiltsnder the pressure of her family s high expectations and her father s gubernatorial campaign Bulimic a heavy drinker and a cutter finally dating her crush Zach isn t the dream she had imagined Liv is on the outs with her best friends and spiraling out of control I ve To see review with gifs click hereNote originally I two starred this but How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk upon reflection I can t justify the extra star This book is just too much Warning this book is trigger inducing if you suffer from body dysmorphia have an eating disorder experienced sexual assault and have committed self harm you might want to avoid this book Because the book goes into in great detail and God knows I could see it as trigger inducing Even though I haven t personally suffered from any of these things this book made mencomfortable True it did not make me as ncomfortable as I was a 15 Year Old Blimp which pretty much gave you even detailed instructions than this book on how to binge and purge yeah I remember reading that as a 12 year old and being marginally freaked out but it s still badGoing into this I was than a little weary My recent track record with de la Cruz s books hasn t been pleasant to the point where I think "My Fondness For Bluebloods "fondness for Bluebloods merely driven by Nostalgia goggles and honestly I was sort of relieved this one wasn t worse than I expected then again you can t get much lower than that sad Pride and Prejudice retellingHowever just not being that God awful didn t make me love this book by any. Nto their circle and to the public who love to find fault on social media Everyone is lookingLiv's sunny charming facade hides a dark inner voice that will settle for nothing less than perfection No matter who she has to give p to get there No matter what she has to lose to do it Liv is working for the day that what she sees in the mirror is worthyworthy of confidence. .
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Means In fact it s all kinds of awful But it s readable since it s not name dropping some fashion designer every other pages Because really Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe really topped it with all of the Kate Spade pajamas the MC woreI ll start out with my biggest grievances with this book the multiple sexual assaults that the MC experiences Several people make 獣・人外BL [Kemono/Jingai BL] unwanted advances to Liv throughout the book and she is slut slammed for it one of those shamers being her asshole Paul Ryan Wannabe father no less Even after the overdramatic climax of this book the being assaulted is never really addressed It should ve been It was one of the manynderlying causes Liv had that was causing her to binge and purge The fact that this is never addressed left me feeling disgusted It seemed like de la Cruz merely had Liv grabbed and groped as a plot point and it just made me madBook Hulk madHonestly the binging and purging the binge drinking and the random cutting were all plot points too you want me to get honest about it The book shows that Liv s Ich hasse den Sommer under a lot of stress but one meltdown and her life seemingly gets back togetherThat s not how it worksAn eating disorder just like alcoholism and self harm is something you re going to deal with the rest of your life You re not going to get instantly better and be in a good place there s lots ofps and downs and this book does not address it We don t get to see Liv struggle at the rehab center when she has to gain weight We don t see how she reacts to stress post rehab She s just fine and dandy and that s not how it is in real life I get that de la Cruz might ve wanted to end this on an Orks vs. Zwerge - Fluch der Dunkelheit uplifting note but honestly it could ve ended asplifting with a little realismThough to be fair the entire book lacked realism Which brings me to my next issue the Paul Ryan Wannabe DadMaybe it s because I REALLY hate Paul Ryan dude I and any other American with a somewhat functioning brain can through your shitty tax plan and we know you re gunning for Medicaid and Social Security cuts you pathetic Trump kissing asshole but I kept associating him with the dad character throughout the book and in turn it made me hate him the dad character not Ryan even than I probably should Though to be fair de la Cruz made him Tipps vom Hundeflsterer: Einfache Manahmen fr die gelungene Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Hund utterly despicable when he went off on his daughter for purposely getting herself an eating disorder because it was going to messp his campaign for governorSeriously anyone who has an eating disorder is not going to get it on purpose Personally I would never vote for someone like Colin Blakey It perplexes me how he s even in fictional office oh waitlook who we have as POTUS in real lifeNote if you re not that political and getting annoyed with these digressive rants about the currently controlled GOP congress and POTUS right now Sorry but not sorry It s relevant to the book and will be coming p a lot throughout the review Here s why Maybe in 2012 I would ve argued that Colin Blakey was a caricature at best But I can t now because I totally could see a certain orange asshole writing a Tweet about how bulimia is a choiceI swearAnyways besides these things it bothered me how much in detail that de la Cruz went into how to purge Look I get that it s easy to find out how to force yourself to purge but I really don t like seeing it in such detail in a book when I know that there s some impressionable 12 year old who s probably going to read it and get as freaked out as I did when I read I was a 15 Year Old Blimp To be sure I don t think this book was as bad as that one but it did go into detail and while the side effects of the disorder were mentioned they didn t go into such detail as they should veSeriously the most we hear
about the MC s side effects from binging is brief mention that read or less like a Wikipedia articleThe selfthe MC s side effects from binging is brief mention that read or less like a Wikipedia articleThe self bits were even ridiculous and were or less an after thoughtI nderstand that de la Cruz was trying to write about a very sensitive and important issue but it really did read like a melodrama after school special than anything else It probably didn t help that I didn t connect to any of the charactersIf I felt any emotion towards any of
The Characters It Was Hatecharacters it was hate Paul Ryan wannabe and the
one direction wannabe pervert boyfriend and the pervertDirection Wannabe Pervert boyfriend and the pervert randomly groped Liv I hated I also hated Liv s best friend AntoniaWe were told she was a good friend but pretty much every time she and Liv hung out she d ditch Liv and Liv was just suppose to be okay with it That s not how good friendships work de la Cruz Oh and wait said friend gets pissy at Liv when she s assaulted because she didn t stay to help her out with her dateYeah shitty friendHealthy relationships were really something that this book failed at The Paul Ryan wannabe dad is a prime example of this All the characters in this book are doing everything to make HIM happy and not giving any conseuences to anyone else He has an aide that is outright mentally abusive towards his daughter but Liv is suppose to deal because her dad needs to win the raceNote the last thing I want for the state of California is a Paul Ryan Wannabe Just sayingIt doesn t extend to just the father though Liv s mother forces her daughter to go to a shrink s office without telling her the therapy session is for her and literally ambushes her there when Liv was suppose to be there for the mother s emotional supportI m actually surprise that the shrink was okay with that You don t ambush someone like that in such a fragile mental state Especially not like that and then tell them that you ll be disappointed in them if they don t continue mommy daughter shrink time That s just asking for a dumpster fireGod these peopleThe older brothers are shit douches too One is a former addict and knows his sister is binging and let s the behavior go on for months before telling the stupid mother The other brother has relationship issues with his girlfriend note the other brother was the LI in de la Cruz s Something In BetweenOh and there s Liv s other best friendfuture love interest who is so bland that the only thing I know about him is he likes science has a dead brother and has surfer hairI really can t computeGiven the plot of this one I thought this book would be very character driven Eating disorders and self harm are complex issues and I felt like this book cheapened them to add dramatics Like in all of de la Cruz s books there is a ridiculous sense of privilege about the book Though in this particular book I think reality might ve been suspended since I can t see the cast of a CW show partying with high schoolers I also can t see the speaker of the house ditching his position to become governor or that attention and scrutiny will apply to the family for running for governor when they re already the speaker s kidsBut whateverLike I said this one is trigger inducing I think something with this material could be gut wrenching But I wasn t bawling after reading this instead it was one of those books I threw into the give away box Only thing is I sort of would feel guilty about donating this one to charity since I feel like there are a lot of things about this book that could cause potential har. Worthy of success Worthy of love But as the high price of perfection takes a toll placing her body and soul at risk Liv herself has to realise what she has to live forNo1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz's powerful new novel depicts one teen's battle with self doubt and bulimia and shows that the struggle to find someone to love starts with oneself. ,
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest reviewTrigger Warning for scenes involving self harm Wer war ich im Vorleben?: Die positive Wirkung spiritueller Rckfhrungen underage I absolutely love Melissa de la Cruz and her writing So when I saw this book was new this year and month AND it was available at my library well you don t have to tell me twice I clicked the reserve button way tooickly Someone to Love s cover is freaking beautiful that I just wanted to kiss the book when I picked it Risiko up I didn t actually do that because I probably would ve freaked out the librarians who were watching me Now this book is about Olivia aka Liv who is the daughter of a Politician However she is not only that but she is just a teenager dealing with bulimia Liv is dealing with a very common problem because most teens are dealing with bulimia anorexia etc I like that she was dealing with something so realistic that teens who arearen t dealing with the same situation can still relate to her It doesn t have to be them going through what she is no it could be someone they know or just go to school withOverall I really liked Liv I think it probably has to deal with the fact that when I was younger someone said something to me about my weight and I sort of stopped eating for two weeks Once my sister found out she told my dad and I was sort of put on watch where they would sit me down for every meal and watch me eat everything on my plate Looking back it wasn t the smartest idea to just stop eating but it was like I had blinders on After a day or two I didn t even realize I wasn t eating anything Of course now that never happens I love food way too much to just stop eatingI completely related to Liv throughout the entire book and I was so happy that I finally got to read it I loved everything about it and I m kind of sad that it s over I can t wait to read the next book written by Melissa Rating 355Review to come I received an advance copy of this book for free Thanks to H and NetGalleyThis was a YA contemporary story about a politician s daughter with bulimiaI feltite sorry for Liv in this as she seemed to have so much going on and seemed to be completely self destructing as the book went along The storyline in this was about Liv s life struggling with her eating disorder and trying to live Hitler up to her parent s expectations of her She struggled with her bulimia she struggled with self harm and she struggled with her relationships with her family friends and love interest I did think that the author did a good job of representing someone with an eating disorder but I also found itite difficult to get into the storyThe ending to this was okay and I was pleased that Liv was finally getting some help 6 out of 10 Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz is a YA novel that digs deep into the issues surrounding bulimia While there is some enlightening information contained in this book that will educate its readers about a serious and often ignored topic there are too many other topics that this book also attempts to address which seems to detract from the original theme The main character is one that can be empathized with but she is not one that I found to be particularly enjoyable This book contains scenes of self harm so I will caution anyone who is triggered by this topicWhen I first came across this book I was really intrigued by the fact that it address an eating disorder This seems to be a topic that has gone by the wayside in YA to make room for other relevant issues of our times It is a theme that nfortunately will always be important to learn about as it affects so many individuals in our society While I am not versed on all of the details and signs of bulimia Melissa de la Cruz absolutely offers her readers lots of insight in recognizing someone who may be suffering from this
disorder and the inner and outer struggles they face I found this aspect of Someoneand the inner and outer struggles they face I found this aspect of Someone Love to be very educationalAs I was reading this book it felt like there were too many other issues attempting to be addressed at the same time as the main theme of bulimia The other topics seemed to make appearances yet there was no resolution or any sort of deeper nderstanding brought into the story Some examples of these other topics are immigration slut shaming alcoholism and coming out I feel as though the novel would have progressed a lot smoother and felt less jumbled if it had stuck to the main issue at hand Yes these other topics are important however they just seemed thrown into the story and were not really resolved or dealt with at allOlivia is a character who is absolutely Im Augenblick des Todes (Severin Boesherz, under a great deal of pressure This aspect of her personality is one that the reader cannderstand and even empathize with However the whiny nature of this character just becomes a bit too much Creating a character such as Olivia is difficult for sure as there
have to be some alities that the reader doesn t like or approve of Ito be some alities that the reader doesn t like or approve of I had experience reading other books that have a main character who is dislikable however as the story Nackt duschen streng verboten unfolds it becomes apparent that the character has some redeemingalities and as the issues are worked out the character becomes one that is admirable I did not find myself feeling this way about Olivia at allSomeone to Love is a book that addresses an issue that is not seen very often in YA and de la Cruz has provided her readers with a great wealth of information on the issues surrounding bulimia It would have been enjoyable to read this book if it had stuck to its main purpose and not go off in tangents to add in other hot topics There may have been opportunities to give the character of Olivia some redemption for the reader as well I recently finished listening to Someone to Love by Melissa De La Cruz I am a huge fan of her books and I felt like I went through this audiobook pretty fast
I Made It My Commute Audiobook Andmade it my commute audiobook and last weekend I listened to several hours at home I will say there could be a lot of triggers in this book as it covers sensitive topics such as eating disordersSPOILERS AHEADThis book focuses on Liv a teenage girl the daughter of a politician and someone who is being pressured to be perfect and get it all right However Liv has a secret eating disorder and her life is in chaos a lot of the time She has two best friends one of whom it seems like she may be than friends with someday but that day has not come yet Mostly due to Liv and her stubborn behaviors and because she likes another guy at her school an actor Liv s story is a crazy ride I really do not want to give her whole journey away but I will say the story follows her eating disorder journey and where her bottom is or her fallout point I really enjoyed the story of Liv and nderstood what she went through I think this is an important story to tell and share I think a lot of people especially teenagers struggle with eating disorders or body issues in general and Liv s story tells an amazing story about someone who is going through that Someone who is trying to survive all the pressure of being a student and a teen and a daughter I gave this book four stars on Goodreads I would definitely read it again and anything else by Melissa De La Cruz First of all I just want I hate mirrorsGlass is dangerousWater is dangerousWindows are dangerousAnything that reflects me back at myself is a threatOlivia Liv Blakely knows how important it is to look good Her father is running for governor and Liv will be making public appearances with her family Liv has an image to phold to her maybe boyfriend to the new friends who suddenly welcome her