Pressurized family dynamics and a dysfunctional church experience force 16-year-old Olivia to seek her own reality. For her self-image as a thinker, painter, and older sister, Olivia determines who she thinks she ought to be.
Her baggy clothes and exhaustive calorie scrutiny can\'t cover up the fact that she is allowing her body to wither away. As Olivia encounters small town prying and a tighter-than-comfortable rental house, her escape becomes her art. And her goal becomes the impossible perfection of airbrushed magazine models.
Feeling For Bones is Olivia\'s story as her struggles become more than physical and she is finally led to the answers she was running from all along.
This story opens up a window to the thought processes and struggles of teen and college-aged women who struggle with eating disorders. Young women will find a friend who thinks like they do. And mothers will find a compatriot in the battle to help their daughters deal with body image.
BETHANY PIERCE attended Miami University¿s College of Art to study painting, staying a fifth year to complete a master¿s degree in Creative Writing. Her first book, Feeling for Bones, was named one of the top Christian books in 2007. Presently she lives in Dayton, Ohio where she supports her writing and painting by teaching English.
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