By (author) Sandy McKay
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Losing It by Sandy McKay
Book DescriptionNZ Post Children's Book Award-winning young adult novel about a young girl's journey back from anorexia to health and independenceJohanna is in hospital, writing letters to her best friend, Issy: letters because for Johanna, most things that we take for granted have turned into privileges. She can only have visitors, leave her room, or even use the phone, if she starts to eat. Johanna suffers from anorexia, and her condition has reached a point where doctors, nurses, and counsellors have had to find new ways to encourage, bribe, cajole-or, as she thinks, punish her-into returning to a normal weight. As Johanna exchanges letters with Issy, and her own family, the novel is also peppered with extracts from Johanna's diary, quotations from the hospital notice boards, poems, and even bathroom graffiti. Johanna offers us wry, insightful portraits of her fellow patients in the ward. Counterbalancing her experience, Issy offers us a picture of a full family, school and social life, a life that Johanna has left behind a for a while at least. Slowly, we-and Johanna-start to unravel the history that brought her to these desperate circumstances. It's the story of a young girl struggling to understand her mother's actions, and taking on too much responsibility because of an adult's inability to cope; it's also the story of how Johanna, through witnessing the worst possible outcome of anorexia, begins to pull herself back to recovery. Sandy McKay tackles a very sober topic with a lightness of touch that neither undermines the gravity of the subject, nor skirts the most difficult truths about the condition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877361746
(199mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Longacre Press
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand
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Author Biography - Sandy McKay
Sandy McKay's first novel, Recycled won the Junior Fiction Award, NZ Post Children's Book Awards in 2002. The sequel Colin goes Bush, and her later books, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, My Dad, the All Black and Spiders in my Stomach have all been highly praised and listed in the 'Most Notable Books' list. Sandy has held the Writers in Residence at the College of Education in Dunedin and has received writer's grants from Creative New Zealand.
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