A struggle with body dysmorphia forces one girl to decide if letting go of her insecurity also means turning her back on her dreams.
Sam has always known she'd be a professional dancer—but that was before her body betrayed her, developing unmanageable curves in all the wrong places. Lately, the girl staring back at Sam in the mirror is unrecognizable. Dieting doesn't work, ignoring the whispers is pointless, and her overbearing mother just makes it worse.
Following a series of crippling anxiety attacks, Sam is sent to a treatment camp for teens struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. Forced to open up to complete strangers, Sam must get through the program if she wants to attend a crucial ballet intensive later in the summer. It seems hopeless until she starts confiding in a camp counselor who sparks a confidence she was sure she'd never feel again. But when she's faced with disappointing setbacks, will Sam succumb to the insecurity that imprisons her?
This compelling story from Kathryn Holmes examines one girl's efforts to overcome her worst enemy: herself.
This book was really fantastic! It dealt with body image, and other causes of anxiety, and yeah, it did a really great job! As someone who has dealt, and does deal with anxiety, it was very interesting to read this book!
I've only read a limited number of books about ballerinas. But enough to know that I'd never want to be one, even if I could! It's hard work, and they make it look effortless. And it costs them. In this case, Sam, and her body issues, because her body changed and didn't work with ballet anymore. Which sucks!
I really enjoyed the therapy that they received! They faced challenged unique to them to help them deal with the reasons why they were at the camp. And I just loved reading it! They were really interesting and great to read about!
You had to know that things would go sour in her relationship with him. Because he was her camp counselor, and he had only taken a couple of theory courses in psychology. But when it happened, yeah, that sucked!
Really enjoyed how everything turned out, it was a great ending! Now I need to read her other book!
Author: Kathyrn Holmes
Read: October 8th, 2016
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: June 14th 2016