Get Well Soon

Get Well Soon

Paperback - 2009
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When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenage girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2009.
Edition: 1st Square Fish ed.
ISBN: 9780312581480
0312581483
Characteristics: 193, [22] p. ; 21 cm.

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mj4rmstr
Feb 04, 2020

Really engaging book that I finished in one day. Unlike most of the stories of this genre, the protagonist doesn't seem to be surrounded by gentle and kind caregivers. She is at the mercy of a mostly indifferent system never fully explained to her by the staff and released when her parent's insurance runs out. Seemed like a more realistic depiction.

ChristchurchLib May 05, 2014

"Anna Bloom has skipped so many days of school due to anxiety and depression that her parents have committed her to a mental hospital. Instructed to keep track of her feelings in a journal, Anna instead writes (but never mails) honest and sharply funny letters to her best friend, Tracy. At first, her letters are filled with complaints about the hospital's hideous decor, her fellow patients, and a therapist who seems obsessed with Anna's weight. But after a while, Anna opens up to new perspectives...and maybe a new relationship. For more of Anna's refreshingly snarky observations, check out the sequel, Have a nice day." Teen Scene May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/515e7532-4038-4168-8725-1036f63eb05a?postId=06aaa369-dd80-4052-98aa-98302d9e4c06

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oheyitsholly
Jul 04, 2013

I highly enjoyed this book, it was a great read!

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emmajtreat
Jun 14, 2013

It's actually scary how accurate this is. It's an interesting subject, but it's not written profoundly well or incredibly good. Four stars.

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Haven0406
Mar 03, 2013

i really enjoyed this book, it was a good read :)

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mapletrees24
Oct 17, 2012

Very interesting, I enjoy seeing Anna's impression of life.

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nimradar123
Jul 06, 2012

really good book a should read
#imagineteencontest

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zoeselenagomez
Jul 06, 2012

I L-O-V-E-D it !!! so amazing and a bit creep in some ways but so amaz.

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Brown_Monkey_29
Mar 17, 2012

Oh my gosh! I LOVED this book! Totally engrossing! From the cover, I suspected that it was going to be kind of a chick-lit trashy book but it TOTALLY was not. I loved every bit of Anna's story. Plus the ending was totally worth it! :)

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zoeselenagomez
Jul 25, 2012

Sexual Content: pregnancy

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zoeselenagomez
Jul 06, 2012

Coarse Language: Frequantly used coarse language

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Brown_Monkey_29
Mar 17, 2012

Coarse Language: Frequently used coarse language.

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Aug 19, 2012

jenny20001 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jul 06, 2012

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Brown_Monkey_29
Mar 17, 2012

Anna is overweight, depressed, and has never had a boyfriend. When she starts refusing to go to school, her parents bring her to a mental institution to "help her". Anna doesn't know that she will have the time of her life there. She'll meet tons of friends, hilarious acquaintances, and one extremely nice (and nice looking!) boy who just might snag her heart. I loved this book. It's fantastic, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to relive their first love. :)

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