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Young Adult Fiction 2569
Intense and Sensitve Read
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First off, I would like to give a trigger warning because the main character has bulimia and cuts herself.

Olivia is the daughter of a politician and there's a lot of stress that comes with it. One thing she feels is most important is her weight. Olivia has trouble accepting herself for who she is. Instead, she hates herself and the throwing up helps her have control over something in her life.

Olivia has always had a crush on celebrity Zach, so when he starts paying attention to her, Olivia finds herself blowing off her friends Sam and Antonia. However, she soon finds herself on a self-destructive path that will have a steep price: her life.

I have to admit that this book is intense. I've never suffered from anything like bulimia, but Olivia's emotions still felt so real to me. Melissa de la Cruz is so descriptive and I loved how Olivia winds up getting help in the end. She learns that the real important thing is to love and accept yourself first.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance who like sensitive topics. Some parts had me cringing, but overall it was an interesting story with a good lesson.
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