Every bit of food I eat Is turning into more thoughts And what do I do with the thoughts I am too afraid to say?
After a party changed everything, Miranda loses her appetite. She is placed in an eating disorder treatment program, where she must be brave enough to face the truth she was trying to bury.
A novel told in verse
The Weightless One is a compelling and beautifully written book. The book is written in verse, but it is not a book of poetry. Each chapter draws you into what the main character is feeling, one poem building upon the last, intimately connecting us to the main character. The story that unfolds is both heartbreaking and hopeful. Chartschenko begins by sharing the main character’s total denial of her eating disorder and her anger at the loss of control of her own life once she is forced into a hospital residential program. Each poem leads us deeper down into in her journey of healing, until at last, we are allowed to bear witness as she faces the demons that haunt her. This book is not just for people who have or know people with eating disorders. It is for anyone who has ever struggled through dark despair. It reminds us that no matter how dark our circumstances, we can find the light and we can embrace healing. This is one of the most powerful books I have read in a long time. I give it a whole hearted 5 out of 5. -Amazon Review