Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Seemingly average teen, Lisabeth Lewis has a problem. She is constantly reminded by the "Thin voice" of how "fat" and "disgusting" she appears, and it's always informing her if she eats, she's weak. Lisa's *new* best friend, Tammy is bulimic. Her ex-best friend became her ex- by telling Lisa she thinks she has a problem. When Lisa feels she just can't take it anymore she's visited by Death and is forced to become The Dark Rider, Famine.
Talk about a hardcore story! The reality of Lisa's disease and unaware self-destruction were truly heart-wrenching. Through her journey, Lisa loses everything, her best friend, boyfriend, family, and health. It's only when her self-loathing has reached unspeakable lows that she finds her inner strength, learns to like herself, and realizes her sickness.
The ending was beautiful, the story horrifying, and the writing was great. I can't wait for the next book! The subject matter and some situations are far too dark for younger readers or faint-of-heart. Consider yourself warned!