This is the story of a girl named Giselle, who is struggling with anorexia. Life is hard because her father just died and she is going through med school. This book. Giselle is destroying herself – and not only herself, but also those around her who can only watch, helpless to stop her destruction. As Holly looks on, her older. Skinny is the debut novel by Hungarian-Canadian author Ibi Kaslik, first published by HarperCollins in May It appeared on the New York Times best.

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The story of Giselle’s anorexia wasn’t necessarily familiar to me, and at first I struggled to see any reality in it.

Which is complete bullshit. When she got out she ate alot. Readers may find the scene in which an emaciated Giselle escapes from the hospital to be highly unlikely, but, overall, Giselle’s battle with self-image is painfully realistic.

Skinny by Ibi Kaslik. And that’s jbi every problem in this book was. Giselle was one of the top 10 in her class at medical school dkinny suffering a breakdown. I shall quiet myself. It appeared on the New York Times best sellers list [1] for two consecutive weeks in Other Booksellers The broadest selection of online bookstores.

The main skinjy is Giselle she has to problems one is she is a compulsive studier and to she is anerexic. She struggles to help Iib with her chronic illness with anorexia.

It’s tragic that such a terrible story is able to be so real, but it is. It was impossible to get a clear picture of who Giselle really was and who Holly was supposed to be. This book is about a young woman who is destroying herself while those around her are helpless to stop and can only watch her slide into oblivion.

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I am smiling like a fool just thinking how glad I am that Ibi Kaslik wrote this book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, it is very well written and has a good ubi, but I enjoy that it doesn’t only talk about her eating disorder.

With its gorgeous writing and complex characters, Skinny was far more than I expected it to kasllik.

Kadlik cover of the first edition paperback. Sol had no clear motives for his erratic behavior other than vague motions towards his star journalist father and being cast beneath his great shadow. Send the link below via email or IM Copy. It’s a struggle for Giselle for her own life, but also a life amongst her family, her memories, her past, her present, and her future.

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If you know someone with an eating disorder, read this. The plot was slow going, but in an enjoyable way that allowed me to truly get to know the characters. Holly would always running that was her way to cope with the stress of losing her dad.

A good solid read by a Canadian author, but I failed to connect with bathe characters. But a lifetime of bitter relations with her deceased father is slowly catching up, and she falls into a downward spiral that her mother and her younger sister Holly are powerless to stop.


Their bond was similarly as unbelievable as Gizelle reflecting anorexia, as Gizelle never addresses with her sister that Sol cheated kasliik her with an eighth grader.

If you’re looking to educate yourself on a pervasive, misunderstood affliction which is tragically underrepresented by the media, read this. Skinny is a painful book to read, but this is an accomplishment on the part of Ibi Kaslik. Who know, but the issue is that she could have used something other than epilepsy as a way to question and establish paternity. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The ending turned out to be very open and I didn’t even know if anything changed? This book isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Houston, we have a problem!

She had thought she had gotten her period and felt very sick so she stayed in bed her sister found her sister laying down in a pile of her blood. People who would mostly enjoy this book are young teenagers and college students.

I didn’t really understand the ending, and the sideline topics didn’t interest me, but it did portray how dangerous eating disorders can get.

It’s a painful, haunting, and depressing story, and it’s a sign of Ibi Kaslik’s brilliance that the reader is able to feel that. Together, they can feel themselves slipping and are holding on for dear life. Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing.