Excerpt from Skinny

Did you know I now have out three Spanish translations?

Por Mí Misma

No Olviden a Steven

El mal camino de Ruby

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along!

This week I am reading Skinny: She was starving to fit in… by Laura L. Smith. Eating disorders are another of those issues that tugs on my heartstrings.

Melissa looked around to make sure no one was listening.

“Promise you won’t tell?” she asked, tilting her head toward Lindsey’s.

Laura L. Smith, Skinny: She was starving to fit in…


You can never be too thin…can you?
Melissa seems to have it all–grades, friends, dance team and the eye of the new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. But there are ways to fix that. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they? Melissa soon finds the consequences are devastating, but turning back isn’t so easy. Will she hear God’s voice before it’s too late?


  1. Eating Disorders are all too rampant, especially for our young girls, unfortunately. So much pressure to be thin and “perfect”. It’s so sad.

  2. Ooh this is a great teaser! I really want to know what she’s going to say…

    My TT: https://thebookbrief.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/teaser-tuesday-19-2/

  3. Awww, I know, so sad. I went to school so long ago that none of this seemed to be an issue, or at least it wasn’t common knowledge. I know I fasted a day now and again, but just the thought of eating and throwing up spoils my appetite.

    Mine is a murder mystery, the 10th in the Carlotta Carlyle series:

  4. This sounds like a fascinating book. Your Teaser made me wonder if she’s about to confess her eating disorder to a friend or if something else is going on.
    My Tuesday post features SAMUEL & SOPHIA.

  5. I’m curious to read this one… I read a lot of teen books dealing with issues like this.

    Here’s my teaser from Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star:

  6. Eating disorders and body image seems to be getting a lot of play in YA books these days. I hope this story is done well. My teaser this week is from Bridget Wilder: Spy-in-Training by Jonathan Bernstein. Happy reading!

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