Book Review: Paperweight
ashley | Paperweight by Meg Haston is anything but light. Focusing on the obsessive addiction with weight and eating disorders, delving deeper into the disease as a way to control your guilt and pain, using it as a form of self harm, this book takes heavy to a whole other level. Man, is it ever powerful.
I have never struggled with a disease like this, but the way Haston writes about it makes it so familiar, so understandable. The way she describes everything is so vivid, the disease becomes its own character and you can’t help but be charmed by it. She really brings the ugliness and pain to life and I can’t properly describe how moved and affected I was by this.
Most of the story takes place in a rehab facility where girls struggling with weight issues go to recover. I loved Stevie as a character, she was so strong willed, so complex, she really resonated with me and I was really rooting for her through this whole thing, encouraging her recovery.
I read this in one sitting; it was such an enthralling and interesting story that is probably, sadly, all too real for so many people. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Wow.
July 7, 2015