This literary masterpiece follows women in a recovery facility, facing their eating disorders. This novel is arresting and heartbreaking. It is not overly emotional, but finds a way to be just the right amount. I cannot praise this novel more. This should be required reading, especially in this time of hate speech and non-belief in mental illness. I have never read a more compelling, intense, and accurate view of eating disorders and the support systems behind recovery. This is the best book I read in 2019 hands-down.
The characters are so real, and although I have struggled with an eating disorder myself, it is not any of the ones mentioned in the novel and yet it is still palpable and understandable as someone on the outside of the situation. I can't stop recommending this one to everyone I know!