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Kim: Empty Inside: The Diary of an Anonymous Teenager
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I am so scared.
I feel like I'm silently screaming for help
and no one pays any attention of tries to hear me.
I can't control anything anymore.
It's all out to get me!
When Kim can't handle things, she eats. Then she purges. Sometimes she fasts. She knows she isn't as thin as the other girls on her gymnastics team, and she's worried that now, away from home for the first time as a college freshman, she won't be able to live up to expectations — especially her own. Eating is the one thing she can control — or can she?
A true-life diary from the editor of "Go Ask Alice," this story follows Kim and offers a glimpse at her inner life that is dominated by the impulse to destroy herself with an eating disorder.
About the Author
Beatrice Sparks is a family and adolescent therapist who edited the diary that formed the basis for Go Ask Alice,and has since edited many diaries on topics such as gangs, AIDS, and teen pregnancy in the 1988 Annie's Baby. She lives in Provo, UT.
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