Jen Petro-Roy

Told in journal entries and written for a middle-grade audience, this is a deeply heartfelt, unflinching and realistic depiction of inpatient eating disorder treatment, and a moving story about a girl who has to fight herself to survive

Feiwel & Friends, February 2019

Before she had an eating disorder, twelve-year-old Riley was an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister, and a friend. But under the influence of her anorexia, Riley alienated her friends, abandoned her art, turned running into something harmful, destroyed her family’s trust—and wound up in an inpatient treatment center for kids with eating disorders. Riley knows that if she wants her life back, she has to recover. But when her hospital roommate starts to break the rules, triggering Riley’s old behaviors and blackmailing her into silence, Riley realizes that recovery will be harder than she thought. And even if she does “recover,” will she be able to stay recovered once she leaves the hospital and has to deal with her dieting mom, the school bully, and her gymnastics-star sister?

A perfect nonfiction companion piece to GOOD ENOUGH

Feiwel & Friends, February 2019

This self-help book for young readers delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image, tools and information for recovery, and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating. While guides like this exist for a YA audience, this warm, personal, carefully-researched handbook is the first of its kind aimed at the middle grade audience, when these questions and body-based negative thinking begin to take root.

Jen Petro-Roy is the critically acclaimed author of P.S. I Miss You. She was first diagnosed with an eating disorder as a teenager, and has poured her own experiences of recovery, and the lessons she learned along the way, into this heart-rending and hopeful story.

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