Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub. Date: April 1st, 2009
Age Level: 15+ (For some sexual content and language, including the F-bomb.)
Synopsis from GoodReads
Janie Ryman hates throwing up. So why does she binge eat and then stick her fingers down her throat several times a day? That's what the doctors and psychiatrists at Golden Slopes hope to help her discover. But first Janie must survive everyday conflicts between the Barfers and the Starvers, attempts by the head psychiatrist to fish painful memories out of her emotional waters, and shifting friendships and alliances among the kids in the ward.
Janie; pg. 1
It's completely mortifying, but having a watchdog outside the bathroom door is one of the many oppressive rules they have here at Golden Slopes. There are rules for everything: the No shoelaces in case you hang yourself Rule, the Thirty-Minute Rule, the No Napkin in the Lap Rule, and the Finish every single thing on your plate even if you are full or else drink a can of Ensure Rule. But the worst part is this: trying to do your business with someone outside the bathroom door listening.
Janie; pgs. 35-36
I wonder if she really believes that journaling will help or if she's just encouraging us to write because someday she's going to use our journals to write a book -- My Life Among the Crazy People. Maybe I should start writing in code. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid. But you know what they say: Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.
Kelsey & Janie; pg. 93
"Janie, I've got a bone to pick with you."
"Can't you pick it tomorrow?" I said. "I've got a wicked-ass headache, and I'm pretty sure that's the Grim Reaper standing there in the corner waiting for me."
Janie; pg. 217
So while I'm not denying that it will completely suck if everyone is talking about me and thinks I'm this crazy, screwed-up chick, I know I'll live. What's more, I know I want to.
Well folks, those were the chosen passages from the great YA novel Purge. I hope they have made you want to pick up this book and read it because I know I really liked it. You can read my review HERE.
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