Bulimia

Bulimia

by Gail B. Stewart
     
 

Bulimia is an eating disorder. People with bulimia eat and eat until they can eat no more. And then they force their body to get rid of the food so that they do not gain any weight. Look inside to find out about the health risks of bulimia and what can be done to help people fight this dangerous disease.  See more details below

Overview

Bulimia is an eating disorder. People with bulimia eat and eat until they can eat no more. And then they force their body to get rid of the food so that they do not gain any weight. Look inside to find out about the health risks of bulimia and what can be done to help people fight this dangerous disease.

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School Library Journal

Gr 6-8

This series covers issues and behaviors that adversely affect a person's well-being. Though age appropriate, the books have a touch of sensationalism throughout. A photo of a skeleton hand extinguishing a cigarette, one of a teen passed out holding a liquor bottle, and the description of Krystan first trying marijuana at 10 years old and then becoming a heavy drug user at 16 are some of the attention-grabbing devices. Never mind that there is no further mention of Krystan or whether she is even a real person. Also hit or miss are the "Learning & Innovation Skills," "21st Century Content," and "Life & Career Skills" margin notes. While these features encourage further research and critical thinking, they at times fall short in follow-through. For example, one recommends visiting the American Heart Association's Web site but does not cite its address. These overviews will engage reluctant readers, but there are lamentably few further-reading citations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602792821
Publisher:
Cherry Lake Pub
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
21st Century Skills Library: Health at Risk Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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