Paperweight by Meg Haston audiobook

Paperweight

By Meg Haston
Read by Mandy Siegfried

HarperCollins 9780062335746

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504614054

  • ISBN: 9781504614047

Runtime: 8.14 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, in the vein of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls.

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at meal time, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn’t plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she, too, will end her life.

Paperweight follows seventeen-year-old Stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with a life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Books about teenagers with eating disorders are numerous (as are teens with eating disorders); Haston’s contribution to the genre stands out for the complexity of its characters and for small, telling details that demonstrate just how difficult recovery can be.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Hard to put down. Haston deals respectfully with the difficult subject matters of eating disorders and focuses on the recovery rather than the disease.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Meg Haston

Author Bio: Meg Haston

Meg Haston is the author of a young-adult novel, Paperweight, and three books in the How to Rock series for children: How to Rock Braces and Glasses, How to Rock Break-Ups and Make-Ups, and How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies. She earned a BS in communication studies from Northwestern University and an MEd in professional counseling from the University of Georgia. She writes and works as a counselor in an independent school.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.14
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English