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The Food Of Love by Amanda Prowse Review.

Hi ForeverBookers,

First of all Happy Christmas for tomorrow guys! Sorry that I've been gone so long again. I've just finished a great book that deals with the struggle of anorexia that I got from NetGalley.

NOTE: The Food Of Love should NOT be read solely by someone who is struggling with the disease I don't think as it's paints a really harsh reality at times to what the mental illness can do.

The Food Of Love is a contemporary novel that tells the story of a family that go through anorexia, one of the worst things a family can go through...

We start reading a scene in which the Braithwaite family are on holiday, years before the events of the rest of the book take place. Here, something happens to the youngest child, Lexi. Lexi is the one who years later suffers with Anorexia. Lexi just wants to look thin and pretty, like any girl. She doesn't believe she looks anywhere near  pretty or how a girl of her age should look.

The rest of the book deals with Lexi's struggles, her family's struggles, which include her parents fighting and her sister being ignored or forgotten about in lots of places as well as other heartbreaking issues.

I found this book intense but important to read. I have had food issues in the past, myself. Definitely not as badly as Lexi but this was a tough read for me still. I had to keep going and finish it though, even with the distressing scenes.

I'm giving The Food Of Love 4.5 stars (4 on Goodreads) because I enjoyed it. I think this is an own voices book as we see first hand the struggle of anorexia. The only thing that let it down for me was the ending as I didn't think it was very realistic, really. It should still be read though because of the portrayal of the distressing illness.

I look forward to choosing my next book soon so stand by for that review soon...Happy Christmas 2016 also!

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