Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Book Review: Mercy, Unbound by Kim Antieau

 Title: Mercy, Unbound
Author: Kim Antieau
Pages: 165
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Year Published: 2006

"Mercy O'Conner is becoming an angel.
She can feel her wings sprouting from her shoulder blades. They itch. Sometimes she even hears them rustling.
And angels don't need to eat. So Mercy has decided she doesn't need to either. She is not sick, doesn't suffer from anorexia, is not trying to kill herself. She is an angel, and angels simply don't need food.
When her parents send her to an eating disorder clinic, Mercy is scared and confused. She isn't like the other girls who are so obviously sick. If people could just see her wings, they would know. But her wings don't come and Mercy begins to have doubts. What if she isn't really an angel? What if she's just a girl? What if she's killing herself? Can she stop?"

My Rating: 8/10

This book is very interesting and follows a different line then I thought it would. I imagined the book to be a lot more fictional, but it stuck to a line about eating disorders. Eating disorders proved to be the main theme. I didn't overly enjoy it, I found it hard to follow and at the end I wasn't sure what really happened. I just felt out of it, but I could connect with the eating disorders. It's a very important story that I haven't really read about before. Eating disorders effects so many young lives, of both girls and boys of all ages. I think that it's caused by the media personally and other aspects of a persons life. I think that Kim Antieau was very brave to take on such a realistic topic, while combining an angel into it. And for that, this book earns a 8/10.

Sidny ♥♪♫

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