Young Llama Thoughts
This book was sent to me by Baker Book House, and wow… It is a really good book! It is also a book about a hard life, overcoming an eating disorder and finding love and hope in a world of judgement. (Sooo… not a kids book)
This book is about a young women with a eating disorder that is threatening her life. When her last trip to the hospital has her family trying to put her in rehab she decides to take that adventure she has been waiting on and try to overcome it herself. Meeting strangers turned into friends, dangers leaving her hurting and her own self trying to turn her back towards the scale with the numbers she can’t live with!… Can Mel find God’s love or will she lose that too?
This book was just beautiful… /tragic! I am not a realistic person, so reading about real-life problems breaks my heart! But this book was just too good to put down. And this fantasy reader just could not stop reading it! I loved the message of the book. The way this girl is figuring out how to turn her life around while ignoring the negative influences in her life. But be prepared for some anorexia talk.
This girl counts her ribs, is losing hair, has a tendency to pass out, starves herself, bruises easily and more… It can be hard to read. There is also some mention of being by herself in the wilderness and going through some dangers.
Over all, this book was stunning! I loved it and was completely surprised how much I enjoyed it. I very much suggest this book to ladies 18 and up. Have an amazing day! -The Young Llama Reader.
- An amazing book about overcoming the world!
- Very focused on God!
- A great book for young women!
- Lots of talk about eating disorders…
- Some blood and injuries…
Mel Ellis knows that her eating disorder is ruining her life. Everyone tells her rehab is her best option, but she can’t bring herself to go. Broken and empty in more ways than one, Mel makes one last-ditch effort to make hers a story worth telling. She will walk her own road to recovery along the lesser-known trails of the North American wilderness.
Though she is physically and mentally unprepared to face the difficulties that lay ahead, she sets off on foot from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and heads toward Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. During the long journey, she meets strangers with their own stories, as well as ghosts from her past who can no longer be ignored. But though the land she travels threatens her success at every turn, it’s her own dark thoughts she’ll have to overcome in order to find peace in the life and the body she has been given.
With pitch-perfect timing and delightfully witty self-awareness, debut author Autumn Lytle masterfully leads readers on a journey down the hard path toward healing.