Gr 6-9 A succinct, well-organized dis cussion of anorexia and bulimia. Using an easily understood question-and-an swer format, Erlanger outlines the causes, characteristics, and warning signs of each disorder and points read ers to sources of help and treatment. A fictitious case study and two authentic first-person accounts are included. An extensive bibliography is appended. The book is illustrated with Victorian reproductions of women in dramatic poses, which add little more than deco ration and lack relevance to the text. Erlanger's approach is compassionate, not sensational. Greater depth is of fered in Elaine Landau's Why Are They Starving Themselves? (Messner, 1983) or Suzanne Abraham's Eating Disor ders: the Facts (Oxford, 1984), which also covers obesity. Jane Claypool's Food Trips and Traps (Watts, 1983) dis cusses anorexia, bulimia, and compul sive eating. Extensive specific cover age is provided in Bulimia (Doubleday, 1983) by Janice M. Cauwels and An orexia Nervosa: the Broken Circle (Faber , 1985) by Ann Erichsen. Erlang er's book is the shortest and could be useful for junior high or upper elemen tary students' research. Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, Kans.