Author: Sandy McKay
Publisher: Longacre Press, 2007
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Johanna Morrison is in hospital, writing letters to her best friend, Issy. As part of her therapy Jo is not allowed to leave her room, use the phone, have visitors or even wash her hair. Not unless she agrees to eat. But Jo doesn?t want to eat because to her that would mean giving in and losing what little control she has over her life. Jo suffers from anorexia and her condition has reached crisis point. For now, contact with Issy is the only thing keeping her sane.
Review: When I was chatting to Rebecca about books by New Zealand authors I was telling her about the book Losing It by Sandy McKay and when she told me she had not read this book. I kindly offered to write up a review to share with her and with everyone else so that you all might decide to read this book.
Because in my opinion Losing It is a book that you should read.
1. You enjoy books about eating disorders
2. You like pen pal types of books
3. Because I enjoyed this book and so I think you will too
I liked Jo, she seemed like an ok kind of gal and yeah she has her flaws but seriously who doesn't???
Now also, before you say 'yeah but it's a book about eating disorders that is so overdone!' I have to counter that with 'but Losing It is presented in a really different way to any old book about eating disorders.
Also, I really really love this cover. It is so sad and I just love it, it is very fitting to the book itself.
So if you like books about eating disorders then you will definitely love this book. Sandy McKay is the most awesome book ever.