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Autor:  anton  25 March 2011
Tags:  mormon
Words: 573   |   Pages: 3
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My book was about six teenage girls who are all in college or just starting. The first girl I met in the book was Treena, a 19 year old girl with brown hair, brown eyes, and not very much money. Treena’s friend, Kassidy, a girl who is also 19 years old, has blond hair, blue eyes, and too much money.

It starts with the two girls driving from California to BYU Idaho; on the way they have their first problem. The tire goes flat in the middle of the busy Utah freeway. Treena pulls over onto the side of the road, gets out her tire iron, and starts taking off all the lug nuts. But one of them refuses to come off. She and Kassidy try for a long time until a young cop in his forties pulls over and helps them change the tire.

There are more conflicts in the story. Another big one also revolves around the girls: Kassidy is bulimic. She struggles with it throughout the entire book. She never thinks that she is skinny enough; every time she looks in the mirror, she just sees herself as an overweight girl. She is constantly telling herself that she needs to watch what she eats. She’s convinced she lost the beauty pageant because she wasn’t as thin as the other girls. Her five roommates – Bev, Karen, Meg, and Jesse – try and help. They tell her that she is beautiful everyday. After a while, they realize that it’s not working, so they advise her to get medical attention. But she doesn’t take their advice and ends up passing out and going to the hospital. The doctors tell her that she needs to eat or she will die soon. Kassidy moves into a hospital where she has doctors with her all day long to help her with her problem. Obviously, she had to stop college; but in the end lives a healthy, normal life.

I think Kassidy made a poor choice when she decided not to listen to her roommates and continued with her problem. She was unwise with that decision; had she continued much longer, she would be looking in the face of death. She did end up having to drop out of college the rest of the year and moving to a hospital to help her to get over the bulimia. Luckily, she did get over it in the end and lived a healthy life.

I can relate this conflict to the world. Whenever you see girls, you can be sure most of them would say, “I am so fat”...while they’re skinny as a toothpick! Not everyone knows a person with anorexia or bulimia, but everyday more and more people are starving themselves to become thin. It is not healthy. Personally, I do not understand how anyone can look at food as though it were a bad thing. As long as you eat smartly, you will be a healthy, happy person. In this story, Kassidy blamed her weight for losing the beauty pageant and becoming insecure with herself after that. I suppose many people have a low self esteem, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it had a lot to do with eating disorders. Like in Kassidy’s case, it can be avoided if we just stay positive.

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