Book Review: Second Star to the right

I am trying to get into a better schedule with my reviews, and so i thought, i will try to upload at least every Saturday one. 

And with that in mind here is my first review for the Saturday Reviews start. 

A fantastic book that i hope i can do justice with this review: 

Second Star to the right

Author: Deborah Hautizg
Language: English
Type of book: Paperback 
Pages:  158
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5
Book series: no
Book received through: bought it myself
Summary on the book:
"Leslie Hiller is a bright attractive, talented teenager who leads a privileged life in New York City. She is also a perfectionist. When Leslie starts to diet, she finds herself becoming obsessed, getting thinner and thinner, until she is forced to realize that her quest for perfection is killing her."

Favorite thing/moment in the book: The real characters and the real view of a chronic illness. This is not trying to make anorexia pretty. this is not about just skimping the surface or talking around the issue. This book points out how things go wrong, fast. And how sometimes the person with the problem can't change anything about it. 

Worth reading? 
I actually think that this book is one of the few books that i think everyone should read. 
Not because everyone will understand or love this love. I actually think that a lot of people will not really "get" this book or enjoy it overly much. 
But simply because this book showcases a real problem, in a real way. And shows that no matter how hard someone that is sick wants to be better, wants to be healthy and wants to change and be "normal" you can't change your illness simply because you wish you could. 
People should learn that and realize that. And this book, in my option, showcases that beautifully and in a way that everyone might get a better understanding of what it means to be chronically sick. And there is a need for more people to understand the hardships of being chronically ill!  
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Full review: 

First thought after finishing the book:
Beautiful and moving and such a true portrait of chronically illness and the hardships people that have the illness as well as the people around them go through. 

This is not a book everyone will love. 

Because it is not a book most people will be able to connect to in a deep and "I have been there, I know exactly what you are going through" way, but I really think that everyone should read this book and try to understand that everyone around us has a hard time sometimes, even if it seems as if their life is perfect. 

Does that mean that someone else doesn't have it worse? 

No, but does that mean that just because there's some that has it worse, that it doesn't matter how you feel? 

This book points out just how extreme it can become if you feel as if you have to do something, anything, to prove that you can do something for yourself. 

Maybe i connected more with this book since i am chronically ill myself and know how hard it can be sometimes. 

And while I am not anorexic, i do know how hard it can be to want to eat and not being able to because the body rebells against it. I know how hard it is to want to do things and chance things, and knowing what you are doing is wrong and hurtful to yourself, but still not being able to stop it. 

And this book does write those aspects very real and honest. 

If you are sick in that way, you don't really know when it started. In a way those kinds of things are just suddenly there. 

Read this book, guys. 

And try to understand how hard life can be for someone that can't control what is going on with and in their own body. And go away from this book understanding what a true gift you have if you are healthy and are not suffering from any kind of illness. 

Did you read this book? 

If you did you enjoy it or not so much?
have you read any books about chronicle illnesses? If you please let me know which ones, i would love to read them!

Let me know what you guys think :)

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