The terms bulimia nervosa, binging, and purging have become more a part of our vocabularies because some very famous people have admitted to their eating disorders and public attention has focused on this illness. It is complex because it is an illness that "is really about a person's deep psychological, social, or emotional conflicts as well as a person's genetic makeup." It is truly sad to read about the number of young girls and women who suffer from this disease and how much our society, with its focus on body image, contributes. Readers will learn about the disease, the signs to look for, and the tremendous effort it takes to overcome an eating disorder. Since girls as young as eleven suffer from eating disorders, a book like this would be very useful in a classroom or school library. This title is not as technical as some of the other books in the "Health Alert" series and could be read by a younger audience. It has an excellent glossary, list of organizations and websites that can provide more information, an index, and a bibliography that unfortunately is not particularly current. 2006, Marshall Cavendish, Ages 8 up.