The Stone Girl

The Stone Girl

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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 anymore. Sethie Weiss is hungry, a mean, angry kind of hunger that feels like a piece of glass in her belly. Shea€™s managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard worka€”a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited awaya€”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 isna€™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 elsea€”her best friend, her schoolwork, and Shawa€”are gone. From critically acclaimed writer Alyssa B. Sheinmel comes an unflinching and unparalleled portrayal of one girla€™s withdrawal, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness, her own lonelinessa€”her own self.Shaw asks. a€œYeah. Fell asleep watching Taxi reruns.a€ Sethiea#39;s head snaps away from the nuts to look at Jane. a€œI love that show, a€ she says seriously. Jane grins. a€œ Me too! My dad recorded every episode back when it ran. ... a€œPut your hand there.

Title:The Stone Girl
Author:Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers - 2012-08-28


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