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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Starvation by Molly Fennig

Starvation by Molly Fennig is wonderfully written story that at times I had a hard time reading. The subject of Starvation strikes very close to home. I had a very close friend who battled with this and looking back now all the signs were there just nobody realized this person had a problem until it was to late. But my friend got the help they needed .Wes looses his brother due to a accident and after that things start to change. He meets Caila and she introduces him to fruit diet .nut it doesn’t stop there. Will he get help before its to late? Will she get help? Find out what happens next in this must read. Be prepared to go through the emotions of happy, sad and being angry. This is my first read by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Just wow. I couldn’t turn away as I flew through this emotionally charged book. It was deep, sad, dark, mesmerizing. It was haunting and incredibly real. The author has a real gift. This was an incredible book and one that even with all of the emotion I would recommend.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Starvation
By Molly Fennig

This was a very emotional read. Going into this I was very naïve about eating disorders and this book definitely opened my eyes. The story and characters felt so real and connecting. This book focuses more on the male point of view and my heart was breaking for Wes as we followed his journey into this awful disorder. We also get a glimpse of how it affects the people closest to Wes. The author wrote an exceptional story and I cannot wait to read more from her. I know this story will stick with me for a long time. I highly recommend this book.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very powerful emotional roller-coaster read about a very rare topic, eating disorder in men.
The story runs in two timelines, present, and past.
The past tells a story of a young Wes, who has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, a wrestling champion.
He meets a girl Caila, who wants to diet for her ballet dancing. He gets into this dieting habit with her and falls deeper and deeper to extreme diet. As his brother dies, he somehow lets this diet take control over his life.
And as time progresses, in the present timeline, he is very sick and refuses to get out of it.
It is a very intense book, and communicates a message that one is responsible for their own actions. If one gets into the trouble, it is one’s one responsibility to get out of it.
A very unique tale, told beautifully. It is heart wrenching.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Starvation by Molly Fennig is a book that will completely take over your senses and leave you reeling page after page after page. It is dark and emotional and feels so real it is genuinely frightening at times. Why? Because it speaks about subject that is so emotional and yet happens every day without people realising. The author delves into a world that is foreign to a lot of us and yet so true so many more. The fact that it is told from the POV of a teenage boy just creates a bigger impact and a more lasting impression.
For me this book stayed with me long after I had finished reading it. I felt so connected to Wes and his journey. This book is so emotional and really pushes you as the readers to think beyond what you would normally see. This was a well written book that was crafted perfectly. I would highly recommend this book to absolutely everyone!

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by Molly Fennig. This is a great YA book. It deals with a subject matter that is sensitive in nature. It is about eating disorders.It is an emotional read. The characters are well developed and are complicated. This book is a roller coaster ride for emotions. This story is about Wes, a not so popular teen. His brother on the other hand was very popular. This all changes in a minute. Wes is thrown into the spotlight and that is when the eating disorder takes over. Will Wes come to terms with what is happening to him or will he make matters worse? Can Wes step out from his brother’s shadow and start changing other’s idea about him? I highly recommend reading this book as it takes on tough situations. I would not be afraid to recommend this book to a young adult as they may see something that could help them from a situation they are going through.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a hard book to read but for the right reason. It covers subjects such as loss and eating disorders. What I really like about it is that the story is from a male perspective which I think is really important in opening up talk about eating disorders in men. Helping to realise it isn’t just an illness women suffer.
The loss also hits our character at the same time he is dealing with this as he loses his brother. The pain and grief is hard to read and when the truth of what happens come out it makes things even harder to comprehend.

This book has been written with a great lot of care and respect for both people dealing with eating disorders and people dealing with grief. It will be a great read for someone going through these things to show them that no matter who they are there is always someone there for them.

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starvation by Molly Fennig. This book is one of those that will make you think about it long after you have finished. It covers some very sensitive issues so beware before you start. Its the story of Wes McCoy who is always the underdog. He has a older brother Jason who is the star student, star athlete, star all around kid and Wes can never live up to him. When Jason dies in a tragic accident the only way Wes knows how to deal with it is to control the one thing he can, what he eats. He becomes swept away in a very serious eating disorder that if he doesn’t get control of will kill him too. This book will grab you by the heart and won’t let go til the very end. Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. This was my first read by this author but it will not be my last!

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Starvation is the first book I have read by Molly Fennig, but I would absolutely read more. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time, it will leave a lasting impression. I caution the reader, as it is a very emotional book. It is very well written, where we can see and feel what the characters are going through. There is a lot of struggle and heartbreak, but also a lot of true feelings teens go through in their lives. It is very real. I never really thought about how one develops eating disorders, or what they may think and feel. But this book gets right down into the nitty gritty. I love that it shows it from both male and female perspectives, to eliminate the gender divide. It alternates time perspective, which was so unique. We see the before and after Wes hits his break, until the end when the two timelines meet and transform into the now. It was not confusing at all, and I loved seeing the transition of how things ended up the way they did. Highly recommend this book!

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Starvation by Molly Fennig – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a compelling story! I couldn’t stop reading until I figured out what was at the end of this book. I have read stories before about anorexia but being inside Wes’ head is eye opening. His thoughts about himself and the reasons just flabbergasted me. His relationship or non relationship with food and family surprised me. It was interesting watching the dynamics of the family and his friends change throughout the book. This is one I won’t be forgetting soon. It really makes me think.

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