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Elena vanishing : a memoir

Author: Elena Dunkle; Clare B Dunkle
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventeen-year-old Elena has a voice in her head that tells her what she needs to do in order to be perfect: Put on her makeup. Be charming and poised. Make top grades. Work two or even three jobs. And never, ever eat. This is the voice that she calls her conscience. And listening to it just might kill her. As Elena's body starts to break down and she goes from one hospital to another, she comes to understand that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Young adult nonfiction
Biography
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Elena Dunkle; Elena Dunkle
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Dunkle; Clare B Dunkle
ISBN: 9781452121512 1452121516 9781452152141 1452152144
OCLC Number: 881280354
Awards: Commended for Tayshas Reading 2016
Target Audience: Ages 12-17.
Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Elena and Clare B. Dunkle.

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Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against  Read more...

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