FREE READ ✓ Believarexic

FREE READ Believarexic

FREE READ ✓ Believarexic ✓ ➷ [Reading] ➹ Believarexic By J.J. Johnson ➬ – Fifteen year old Jennifer has to force her family to admit she needs help for her eating disorder But when her parents sign her into the Samuel Tuke Center she knows it’s a terrible mistake The faci Fifteen year old Jennifer has to [Reading] Believarexic By J.J. Johnson Fifteen year old Jennifer has to force her family to admit she needs help for her eating disorder But when her parents sign her into the Samuel Tuke Center she knows it’s a terrible mistake The faci Fifteen year old Jennifer has to force her family to admit she needs help for.


Her eating disorder But when her parents sign her into the Samuel Tuke Center she knows it’s a terrible mistake The facility’s locked doors cynical nurses and punitive rules are a far cry from the peaceful supportive environment she’d imaginedIn order to be discharged Jennifer must make her way through the strict treatment program—as well as harrowing accusati.

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BelievarexicOns confusing half truths and startling insights She is forced to examine her relationships both inside and outside the hospital She must relearn who to trust and decide for herself what “healthy” really meansPunctuated by dark humor gritty realism and profound moments of self discovery Believarexic is a stereotype defying exploration of belief and human connectio.

FREE READ ✓ Believarexic JJ Johnson is a youth counselor turned young adult novelist She grew up with an s perm in a very small town in central New York She then went to Binghamton University where she discovered writing and dancing and marching and sitting in for social justice She graduated with a history degree in In JJ earned a Master of Education from Harvard University concentrating on.

10 Comments on "FREE READ ✓ Believarexic"

  • J.J. Johnson

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicI am working very hard on this book It's like bleeding onto the page So I'm marking it five stars for its first review Well done me

  • Sarah

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicAlmost all fictionalized tales of eating disorders are pretty crummy The characters are flat the underlying causes of the disease stereotypical fear of growing up need for control traumatic event etc and the course of treatment is highly unrealistic somehow the sufferer previously vehemently opposed to health is suddenly hungry and magically eats again Believarexic is none of these things Reading through the author's bio it is clear this is because she has drawn heavily upon the journals she kept during her own struggle with anorexia In fact some of her entries are near verbatim to the novel's text Unlike every other character in an eating disorder book Jennifer actually wants to recover Yes she struggles yes she has temptations no she is not perfect But overal

  • Selene

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicI was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThank you NetGalley for my advanced reading copy I look forward to reading thisI received Believarexic as an Advanced Reading Copy from NetGalley therefore it was downloaded onto my iPad I have a hard time reading on there so it took me a long time and I eventually gave up I reuested this in physical copy and I am so thankful I did If I had not I would have missed out on an amazing story of struggle growth and a road to happiness Believarexic is about a young girl by the name of Jennifer who at the age of 15 admits herself into a hospital for an eating disorder I don'

  • Erin Bow

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicThis came to me because I was on a panel with JJ and she was knock out fabulous I knew I had to read her book And I am so glad I did This is a true novel or a fictionalized memoir following the author's fifteen year old self through a stay in an eating disorders unit The process through the clinic forms the low key but high stake plot and the effect is likewise low key but powerful transformation friendship trust self acceptance hope But to tell you the truth I just enj

  • Nicole aka FromReading2Dreaming

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicBy far this has to be THE BEST book on anorexiabulimia that I have ever readThe main character Jenifer who has to be by far the most relatable character in the history of mental health novels admits herself into a psychiatric hospital for her eating disorder Throughout the novel she faces challenges that one would never expect and her eating disorder She had to be my favorite character in the novel because most of the others were just bitchy Except for Chuck the nurse I have to say that I do like the way this novel was written and the character development was phenomenal You go from seeing Jenifer as a twig to being able to except herself at a healthy weight and overcome her eating disorders and seeing her progress made her relatable to me The one thing that I did not like about the novel though is that in the beginning the novel is told in a poetic verse style similar to how El

  • Dichotomy Girl

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic Believarexic I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review I have very ambivalent feelings about this book I think books like this are very important I think young girls and parents need to be educated about the very real damage and health risks that eating disorders cause and I think society needs to now how important is is for girls to be taught the vital importance of having a healthy body image and living a healthy lifestyleAnd I think this book did a fairly adeuate job of doing that However I must admit that I had uite a bit of difficulty connecting to the MC and her journey Because the book started with Jennifer reuesting to be hospitalized and then imme

  • Brian

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicI read a bunch of books about young women with eating disorders and this one mysteriously appeared in the mail at work To this day I still have no idea how I got it The book is partial memoir partial novel and gives an extremely realistic and well written look at a 15 year old's journey to r

  • Lauren AKA randomreader

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicBefore I review this book I'd like to say even though I got this book from Netgalley these thoughts are all my own opinion I am very thankful to Netgalley for allowing me to review this book but I also don't want to be all sunshine and rainbows and not be honest about how I feel about this book All right so now that that little explanation is over lets discuss Believarexic Believarexic was a novel that I thought I would love I was initially attracted to the cover and loved the premise because I thought it would be an autobiography In a way it was but it was also a fiction novel I think Correct me if I'm wrong I really wanted a novel showing the growth and development of their eating disorder or at least have an explanation why it developed Their really was no exp

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic BelievarexicI received a free copy of BELIEVAREXIC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewGrade CAt age fifteen during the late 1980s Jennifer is admitted to the Eating Disorder Unit EDU of a psych hospital for bulimarexia a combination of anorexia and bulimia She becomes a model patient cries and recovers in record time Insurance reimbursement for inpatient psych treatment has changes dramatically in the 25 years since writer JJ Johnson's hospitalization where she remained for ten weeks In 2015 she's be very lucky to be approved for 28 days I'm not sure why she decided to write her account as a YA novel rather than memoir If she wanted to go the fictionalized route I don't know why she didn't update to appeal to today's youth The

  • Merel

    FREE READ ✓ Believarexic Believarexic I received an e arc of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThere are a lot of books about girls and women with eating disorders nowadays I find most of them having flat characters an unrealistic storyline way too much glamorized and romantici