Hi everyone! Taylor here with Recommendation Friday!
This week I’d like to recommend a book that really changed me and is one of the most impactful books that I’ve ever read.
She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn’t do anything to make a change.
But there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate. The less she ate, the better—stronger—she felt.
But it’s a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far…
Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind.
Letting Ana Go is the story of a girl with an eating disorder and her stuggle though it. I read this book in 2013 and it’s still very present in my mind. I still think about this book and Ana quite a bit.
Although I rated this book five stars, it’s really hard to say I actually enjoyed reading Letting Ana Go. I really didn’t enjoy reading it. I cried more while reading this book then any other book I’ve read. I seriously didn’t smile once while reading Letting Ana Go. It’s sad and depressing.
I can’t really say anything about the characters or the concept or the pace or the writing. I can just say it’s honest, bold, dark, gritty, and real. It’s doesn’t feel like reading fiction. It feels like reading a girl’s diary. But it tells a powerful story that I think could help a lot of people, especially girls.
I really recommend every reading this book. I read very few books that I would recommend to everyone in the world to read but Letting Ana Go is one of them. It’s a short book, only 304 pages, but it’s so power and life changing.