By: Melissa De La Cruz
Location: FIC DE
Genre: Romance, Eating Disorders
I hate mirrors.
Glass is dangerous.
Water is dangerous.
Windows are dangerous.
Anything that reflects me back at myself is a threat.
No.1 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
Olivia "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 uphold — to her maybe-boyfriend, to the new friends who
suddenly welcome her into their circle, and to the public who love to
find fault on social media. Everyone is looking.
charming facade hides a dark inner voice that will settle for nothing
less than perfection. No matter who she has to give up 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 worthy...worthy of confidence. 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 for.
have a love / hate relationship with this book. On the one hand I
really loved it, but on the other hand I can understand how problematic
this is and can be detrimental for people suffering from eating
disorders, self harm and associated mental health conditions. I'd
approach this one with caution."-Laura