Touching and Realistic

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Anna Roux was a touching and honest character. She's a woman who has anorexia and weighs just 88 pounds. She's been checked into a full time residential program at 17 Swann Street.
The plot was fast paced and the chapters were short with lots of dialog. The women in treatment with Anna show many different sides to eating disorders and the terrible toll the disease takes on their bodies and spirits. The anorexia has affected Anna’s marriage and relationships with her father and sister. They are all understandably devastated.
I learned a lot about the subject and have gained a new understanding and sympathy for the women who suffer with this illness. It's a candid and uncomfortable story but it was hopeful too.