What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

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What I Lost Read Online Free - What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth’s journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost.

Title : What I Lost
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ISBN : 0374304637
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Emma rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2017

I seriously loved this book so so much. What I Lost may be one of my new favorite books of all time. This read was wholeheartedly honest, informational, authentic, raw, and powerful. I'm going to place a trigger warning for eating disorders on this book, as well as any of my discussions about t...

maymay ☕ rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 10, 2017

Well…this is awkward. I picked this book up on a whim (while I was reading 2 other books keep in mind) bc it seemed short and the cover is so 😍 sadly tho, this happened. . . First off, I’d like to say, that you NEED to take my two piddley little stars with a grain of salt bc there is NOTHING wrong...

destiny rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2017

As someone who has struggled most of my life with disordered eating, I am a total sucker for contemporaries about EDs. They can be triggering when done poorly, but when done well, these books can be incredibly cathartic for me, so when I read the synopsis on this book, I knew it was right up my a...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

There's a love story in this book that despite its very realistic American high school setting gives the satisfactions of the classic Jane Austen paradigm (bad suitor, good suitor, mistaken first impressions). And I personally enjoy a story that makes me feel--via the character--that I have a sho...

Nina (JustAddAWord) rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

WHAT I LOST is that kind of book. The one that manages to take a familiar idea, twist it into something new, unheard of, or unique, all while using the same familiar foundation. It’s different, yet it’s not. And what I mean by that is simple: While WHAT I LOST may seem, from the outside, your averag...

Julia rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2017

TW: Eating Disorders, Anxiety, and Self Harm "You have been through a war, and you've won" OMG. OH MY GOSHHHH. This was everything I could have asked for in a book dealing with eating disorders. I will say another major trigger warning for eating disorders! The writing was so great and flowed...

Alice rated it ★★★★★

December 21, 2017

5* This book is about a girl named Elizabeth that has anorexia and gets checked into a treatment center. This book is really good. The different relationship dynamics that forms throughout the book was the best part. There were many different relationships shown throughout the story and the story r...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★★★☆

June 10, 2017

GRADE: B Elizabeth's involuntary stay in an eating disorder residential facility begins with typical resistance. As she befriends other patients, she begins to take steps toward recovery. She continues to receive gifts from a secret admirer who may or may not be her ex. Unlike most eating disorder...

Sara rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2017

Holy. Shit. What an incredible story! I had no idea anorexia had so many levels, this was an eye opening novel. I hope everyone adds to their TBR! I cannot wait to write my review. Review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com... I was not prepared for this book to hit me as hard...

Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

September 19, 2017

This went better than I thought it would. Since this is about an eating disorder I wasn't sure how rough it was going to be. Like anybody is this situation she had some ups and downs but luckily with help she overcame it.

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