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Sad Perfect

(2017)
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Sixteen-year-old Pea knows there has always been something wrong with the way she eats--textures, smells, and even the sight of some foods are frightening. When she's finally diagnosed with a little-known eating disorder called Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), her "picky eating" starts to make sense. Pea has always felt alienated, anxious, and depressed, and with her diagnosis, she is hopeful that she'll get the treatment she needs to get better.

Thanks to therapy, her loving yet dysfunctional family, and the support of her sweet and caring new boyfriend, Ben, Pea finally feels like she's in control for the first time in her life. But when she decides to go off her antidepressants, things start to spiral out of control. It will take inner strength and the support from her loved ones to get the help she needs to begin to challenge her eating disorder.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    

Praise for this book

"Sad Perfect is a book I couldn't put down and one that will long stay with me. I loved it." - Julie Buxbaum

"Girls, and boys, will be reading this elegant and sad book for years to come." - Kathleen Glasgow

"A raw and visceral exploration of a unique eating disorder. Told in the second person, Sad Perfect is a masterfully crafted novel about the struggle for self-love and the healing power of self-acceptance." - S M Parker

"This book is raw and visceral, yet ringed with the sweet hope of first love and the support of family. I could not put it down." - Marisa Reichardt


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sad Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Stephanie Elliot
ISBN: 0-374-30375-4 / 978-0-374-30375-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sad Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Stephanie Elliot
ISBN: 1-250-14417-5 / 978-1-250-14417-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sad Perfect: A Novel
Author(s): Stephanie Elliot
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA