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Levenkron Steven The Best Little Girl in the World New York Warner Books 1997 ISBN 0-446-35865-7 Summary The story begins with a little girl named Francesca who wanted to become a professional ballerina Her older brother and sister always get the attention because her brother is a smart lawyer and her sister is a complete rebel so of course she never gets any attention or love from her parents It all starts off when her ballet instructor tells Francesca to lose weight if she actually wants to become a professional From there Francesca starts to not eat and if she does she throws it up After a couple weeks of starving her self and binging and purging she loses too much weight and her parents get nervous At first they yell at her and tell her they will ground her if she doesnt eat so of course she doesnt care because if they ground her she will stay in her room the whole time and not eat and practice ballet Then Francesca decides that she is starting to look like a whole new person So she decides to changer her name to Kessa a new look a new name Kessa then becomes so thin that she becomes very sick so her parents took her to psychiatrists and they didnt help So in the end they had to send her to the hospital and after months and months of being in the hospital she finally finds a doctor she can relate to The doctor sees her everyday and helps her begin to eat finally in the end the doctor found that the first reason why Kessa did this was to get attention from her parents because they never gave her any She then gains weight and gets back to her normal life Reading Response I personally loved this book This is my second favorite book next to To Kill a Mockingbird I
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