I think that would have sent Mom right over the edge. But her wings don't come and Mercy begins to have doubts. It's definitely got some dark topics but a lot of light shed on that darkness by the main character Mercy. That would be easy to discern had she written this diary, but it is mentioned a few times that she types her diary. She ends up, as expected, at a treatment center and makes friends with other girls somewhat like Girl, Interrupted , yet always holding herself separate from thing since she does not feel she has any kind of an eating disorder.
Mercy is a fifteen year old girl with an eating disorder; she's on the verge of starvation when her parents send her to a treatment facility in New Mexico. The eating disorder could easily be a metaphor for any of life's struggles. It was a book about a girl with a broken brain. A bunch of stuff happens, culminating with Mercy getting amnesia, and then getting better. I said that earlier, about our dining-room table—not the table exactly, but our sitting around it, eating. I loved all the themes and topics this book got into with being under 200 pages! Mercy is such an interesting and interested person.
Or have they cut them all down? She almost convinced me that she was becoming an angel. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The characters weren't particularly well developed, but they did serve the plot without getting in the way due to inadequate characterization. My mother does not see the irony of taking me to a hospital called Mercywood.
The was a ton of unnecessary cuss words which also really ruined it for me. She is an angel, and angels simply don't need food. Her friends apparent death sends her out into the desert for days where she ends up befriended by a couple. They never talk about it now. I think this is actually one of only a few books that deal explicitly with eating disorders and the psychology that goes along with them that I've ever read--maybe the only one that dealt with the psychological aspects and not just the physical. I guess by all of us she means my dad and me.
Mercy thinks she's an angel and angels don't have to eat. I look around and see the golden chest they used to lock with a chain and padlock every night. How might the situations in our lives be different if we took the time to really listen to and believe in the realities of others, even and especially when they seem absurd to us? Mercy is an angel-in-disguise whose wings Mercy is a fifteen year old girl with an eating disorder; she's on the verge of starvation when her parents send her to a treatment facility in New Mexico. Her break from reality is treated compassionately, and becomes a slow journey to make peace with a world that sometimes seems filled with too much pain to bear. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. I appreciated that the character wasn't entirely angsty not that I have no problem with angst-ridden characters, when appropriate. She kept saying she had to acclimate.
A defense mechanism, my father says. When her parents send her to an eating disorder clinic, Mercy is scared and confused. She is not sick, doesn't suffer from anorexia, is not trying to kill herself. And angels don't have to eat, so she doesn't. On the other hand, her eating disorder is so easily overcome - that is, it's not really a process for her, just a lightning-bolt moment.
One of the girls from the eating disorder clinic, Susie Q, felt slightly fake to me. She sees the world differently. What if she is killing herself? The writing wasn't really the best, that's why I rated it lower, but I still found myself really loving the story!! I guess that made things less intense when I picked it up this time. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Sometimes she even hears them rustling. Or about to be an angel.
When she opened her arms to the mountains did she fly there? Mercy O'Connor is becoming an angel. So Mercy has decided she doesn't need to either. It was interesting to explore a character who clearly had. Yes, it's meant to be the story of a girl with an eating disorder. Mercy, my father said again. How might the situations in our lives be different if we took the time to really listen to and believe in the realities of others, even and especially when they seem absurd to us? Kim Antieau has created an incredible novel narrated by Mercy. Because she believes that she's an angel and angels don't need to eat.
She isn't like the other girls who are so obviously sick. I would recommend it to others! She is not sick, doesn't suffer from anorexia, is not trying to kill herself. Sometimes she even hears them rustling. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. If people could just see her wings, they would know. When I was very little, he would sit on the floor of my bedroom with me and play for hours. I usually want to finish the book to give them time to 'turn it around', but I just couldn't handle one more page.