I had the opportunity to interview Susin Nielson, author of We Are All Made of Molecules, one of my favorite books of the year so I jumped at the chance of course. It is such an amazing story and I’d recommend it to anyone interested.
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Stand Alone or Series:Stand Alone
How did I get this book:I received this book from my public library
Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.
Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess. Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.
This novel is like nothing I have ever read before.I mean sure,I’ve read novels about teens battling eating disorders but Lois Metzger’s novel stands out from the
others.And the thing that makes it stand out is that she didn’t write about a girl with
anorexia (which would have been the obvious choice) she wrote about a boy.
A lot of people have no idea that males can even form eating disorders but actually
out of the 10 million people in the United States with eating disorders,10 percent (1 million) of them are male.
A trick of the light is a compassionate and inventive exploration of a little understood behavior that plagues a surprising amount of young men.
Starred Rating:4.5 out of 5 stars