I am on a roll reading prepubs-this book isn’t due out until March of this year. I was pretty excited to get it because I really like Anderson and I was all excited that she had won YALSA’s 2009 Margaret A. Edwards award. When I opened it up though I felt a wee bit of disappointment upon realizing that it was an eating disorder book. Of all the problem novels, eating disorders are my least favorite. BUT…what a surprise I was in for. I think she has totally transcended eating disorder novels and written something very different and new. In fact, more than an eating disorder novel, I would call this a novel about mental illness and grief. I was very surprised at a)how much I liked it and b)how much suspense there was in it–from wondering how her friend Cassie died to wondering whether or not Lia will actually survive. I found this very different from her other novels in terms of both writing style and content and definitely liked it.