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Willey, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0060264853 / ISBN 13: 9780060264857
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1983
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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8vo; 215 pages; Self-conscious about her smallness, Lydia develops an obsession with size. She begins keeping a journal her Bigger Book, collecting information about getting bigger and stronger. As Lydia enters high school, she loses the journal, but not her anxiety about size and survival. Then Michelle comes into her life, fresh from an eating disorder clinic, still very ill with anorexia. Lydia and Michelle become true friends and share secrets and fears. When Lydia's old Bigger Book resurfaces, both girls find healing inspiration between its yellowed pages.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 4061

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Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Still very small at fifteen, Lydia becomes self-conscious about her size and develops an obsession with growing, until she meets Michelle, who has anorexia nervosa and wants only to be smaller.

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Margaret Willey is the author of seven young adult novels and two picture books. The Bigger Book of Lydia was her first novel.

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