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Faerie By Eisha Marjara,

  • Title: Faerie
  • Author: Eisha Marjara
  • ISBN: 9781551526188
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • A bold YA novel about a South Asian teenager struggling with anorexia.Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart.Faerie, a novel for young people, is the fierce yet gently unfolding story of a hyper imaginative girl who is on a collision course to womaA bold YA novel about a South Asian teenager struggling with anorexia.Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart.Faerie, a novel for young people, is the fierce yet gently unfolding story of a hyper imaginative girl who is on a collision course to womanhood She likens herself to a half human fairy creature who does not belong in the earthly world but in the cold light of day she is a psychiatric patient at a hospital, where she is being treated for anorexia her sickness driven by the irrational need to undo nature and thwart the passage of time.Lila tells the story of how she ended up on the Four East wing we flashback to her childhood in the 80s, growing up in a small town as an overweight brown kid to Punjabi immigrant parents her father, a literary scholar whom she idolizes, and her mother, a housewife the most female of all females who found comfort in cooking Faerie weaves these passages with Lila s downward spiral into life threatening illness, her budding sexuality, and her complicated recovery in hospital that comes with a price Written with candour and heartbreaking lyricism, Faerie is a plaintive love letter to the bold, flawed splendour that is childhood.My mother saw herself in me, but I wanted to hold up a very different mirror I was going to slim myself into my wings and take a leap of faith into the faerie world where I spent every waking daydream The circumstances were ripe, summer was on its way, and no time like yesterday to start something new Or shall I say, to recover something old.
    Faerie A bold YA novel about a South Asian teenager struggling with anorexia Just days before her eighteenth birthday Lila has resolved to end her life The horror of becoming an adult and leaving her child

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    1. Why did I feel that way Why was I half living I was teetering over a dangerous chasm, between life and death, between those two universes, and I didn t want to belong to either But at some point, I would fall one way or the other.Faerie by Eisha Marjara is an uncomfortable book It s a very raw and detailed look at anorexia in a teen named Lila, hovering on the edge of life and death and unsure if she wants to live to be an adult.What did work Lila s deterioration Puberty is hard Lila becomes att [...]

    2. 1 2 STARIf there were such a rating as zero stars, I d have given it to FAERIE Elisha Marjara wrote this novel in the style of an autobiography, going from in time from her current stay in a psych hospital for an eating disorder back kindergarten Marjara s writing was dry and uninspired, the story predictable and narrator Lila unlikable Other than the character being first generation Indian, I can t think of a reason this story, a period piece from the 20th century, was published.I m not sure wh [...]

    3. Mm I was looking forward to Faerie heroine of colour the book description suggesting a girl off in her own world but I m not sure it added much to the pile of anorexia narratives already out there We have a girl in hospital, uninterested in getting better some backstory about her body image and view spoiler a teacher who disappointed her by not molesting her hide spoiler a middling hospital staff the hardcore anorectic friend she makes in the hospital view spoiler who dies in the end hide spoile [...]

    4. This review was originally posted on 125pages Faerie by Eisha Marjara could have been a powerful read Dealing with an anorexic teen girl, Lila, and her desire to die before her eighteenth birthday should have made me an emotional wreck Instead, I was annoyed with Lila s whiny self indulgence and the people around her perpetuating her disease Lila is a patient at a hospital where they are attempting to help her overcome her eating disorder Badly in my opinion Never searching her room for hidden f [...]

    5. This was a quick but powerful read about a teen girl struggling with anorexia.Good the emotional portrayal felt real The self hatred and depression felt realistic to read this isn t a glossed over version of anorexia, this has horrible gritty details This isn t a book that will inspired anorexia, it s one that rails against it nontraditional protagonist that isn t a gimmick Bad the treatment she got was almost nonexistent and unrealistic No really, she was in the hospital for anorexia, but didn [...]

    6. I was so curious about this book, and am so disappointed that the actuality of it did not match up to the description.This fierce yet gently unfolding story was stuck in detailed and I assume very triggering, as other reviewers have pointed out anorexia mindset that did not reveal a hyper imaginative girl, but rather traps the reader in a constant replay of how Lila is avoiding or burning calories This loses the lyricism and makes Lila s references to herself as a half human fairy creature seem [...]

    7. Pros Emotional Story I suppose that s what you get when you talk about really severe anorexia Good Pacing Not too fast, not too slow, just enough to keep me entertained but not confused The hospital seemed really real and interesting to me.Cons Too Short I couldn t really connect with the characters I did care about Lila and her recovery but view spoiler the suicide girl whose name I can t remember was nothing to me She died, it sucked, it was over Finito hide spoiler Who did the cover design fo [...]

    8. Though this novel is very short, it is an immersive perspective on anorexia of a teen girl who is afraid of growing up and wants to disappear The subject is well presented the reader is shown the pain, the sadness, the moments building to the snapping point, and the ever present fear of the main character It is very well written, the writing is fluid and gracefully put together I wouldn t recommend this book to everyone because it is dark and depressing and it did scare me I definitely recommend [...]

    9. This is a blunt, unerring investigation into the life of Lila, a teenage girl terrified of adulthood who is desperate to lose weight to the ruin of all else.This was an uncomfortable book to read It pulls no punches in its descriptions of Lila s illness and her symptoms And with most of the novel taking place while Lila is in hospital being treated for her eating disorder, it is honest and grotesque in its portrayal of her recovery I ve read a few books and watched a few movies about people with [...]

    10. The beginning of this story was rather confusing but once she actually got Into the hospital which was a little over half the book then the story was decent but it was just a very short book so not much happened.

    11. view spoiler And then the Epilogue ENDING Also beautiful, also satisfying, also giving us relief and release Ahhhh Two weeks after the weekend pass, I was discharged from the hospital, never to return again I continued therapy with Dr B langer as an out patient for many years, and I continue to see her regularly.Now I m twenty eight I am slender, but I haven t been on a scale since I bid the hospital goodbye My numerical weight doesn t reveal the big picture According to the doctor, I m healthy [...]

    12. This was a quick story of how life can come crashing down on you puberty, fitting, family issues, etc and the only thing one will crave is control But there is power in choice, and that s the lesson.3 stars

    13. Just days before her eighteenth birthday, Lila has resolved to end her life The horror of becoming an adult, and leaving her childhood behind, has broken her heart Lila is a hyper imaginative girl who is on a collision course to womanhood She likens herself to a half human fairy creature who does not belong in the earthly world but in the cold light of day she is a psychiatric patient at a hospital, where she is being treated for anorexia her sickness driven by the irrational need to undo nature [...]

    14. 4.5 stars Originally posted on citygirlscapes.The cover of Faerie by Eisha Marjara seems very wild and carefree, almost hopeful, but I knew going into this it would be anything but a light and happy read I picked this up entirely because it would be a difficult read focusing on the struggles of anorexia nervosa.I really liked the first person voice here Not only does it add a much real and raw feel to the content, but it was written with a casual flourish that seems both normal and magical It r [...]

    15. Why did I feel that way Why was I half living I was teetering over a dangerous chasm, between life and death, between those two universes, and I didn t want to belong to either But at some point, I would fall one way or the other As a note, an e galley of this novel was sent to me via Edelweiss by the publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not effect my opinions in any way As a note, an e galley of this novel was sent to me via Edelweiss by the publisher in exchange for an honest r [...]

    16. Such an intense read, short and sharp I definitely wouldn t recommend this to anyone triggered by self harm, suicide, or eating disorders, or anyone with a mind that s easily influenced But I would recommend it for anyone who wants to understand someone with an eating disorder It feels like it s come from personal or very close experience.

    17. While I did like some parts of the story, the writing really ruined it for me It was too flowery, I guess.

    18. This book contains an important discussion without forcing the topic on its audience because the entire story is the topic This is a beautifully written piece that I recommend.

    19. Nunca tinha lido nada sobre anorexia, mas acho que a tem tica poderia ter sido um pouco mais aprofundada.

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