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A loving mother. A perfect family. A shock wave that could shatter everything.
Freya Braithwaite knows she is lucky. Nineteen years of marriage to a man who still warms her soul and two beautiful teenage daughters to show for it: confident Charlotte and thoughtful Lexi. Her home is filled with love and laughter.
But when Lexi's struggles with weight take control of her life, everything Freya once took for granted falls apart, leaving the whole family with a sense of helplessness that can only be confronted with understanding, unity and, above all, love.
In this compelling and heart-wrenching new work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse, one ordinary family tackles unexpected difficulties and discovers that love can find its way through life's darkest moments.
©2016 Amanda Prowse (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
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2 out of 5 stars
By Leisha on 07-19-18

ok .. not great just ok

i found it quite a flat story with no real highs or lows. i kept listening expecting something "wow" to happen but it didnt. i had no feelings for the main characters .. actually i found them frustrating .. narrator was very good though

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1 out of 5 stars
By NMwritergal on 07-05-18

Girl starves herself, and that's about it...

...for this story.

I read The Art of Hiding by the same author and enjoyed it, so I thought I'd try this. It was not the book for me.

If you already know about anorexia, don't bother with this. 80 percent of the books is Lexi starving herself. Little else happens. The POV is from the mother's perspective, and she's well rounded. The other two characters are the husband and other daughter--not so well developed, especially the sister.

If you have anorexia or know someone who does, maybe this is the book for you. The writing is good and the thought process and actions of a person with anorexia as well as the physical manifestations are well detailed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By simplyswing on 04-09-17

The food of love

Wonderful read. Brilliant narration. I enjoyed this audio book immensely. Thank you. The characterization was extremely good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lss on 03-01-17

loved it!

Amazing book so emotional and heart felt
The story really pulled me in and I found myself worrying about what would happen next I just had to finish the story.
I love all the books by Amanda Prowse

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5 out of 5 stars
By Annie on 06-18-18

Very heart wrenching - wonderful

Brilliant - the fight of eating disorders - is a fight of the family -this story is a great representation of the life of anorexia and how it effects the whole family- and great to have it “out there” to make people aware. Well worth the read/ audio

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy Strong on 07-27-17

Great story. difficult ending.

i think with this story it would have been difficult to end it regardless of what happened. Eating disorders are such an emotive topic and recovery usually takes years and years. The ending of this book seemed sudden and a little unbelievable but on reflection how else could Amanda Prowes have ended it?
i feel like the reviews where people are saying its unrealistic for the parents to act like that have never worked with eating disorders or parents. i have seen mothers act that way. Was their relationship immeshed? yes! is that unbelievable? no. i wont go into it more but i will bet you that if lexi had more relapses the behaviours of the parents in particular the mother would have changed.
not one of amandas best but still a good read/listen.

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