Title: The Disappearing Girl
Author: Heather Topham Wood
Release date: May 7, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…
Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.
Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.
Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.
Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.
New Adult Contemporary-Ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.
5 of 5 Disappearing
The Disappearing Girl is a serious read for all girls! I have to give Heather a huge KUDOS for writing about a serious issue that has all girls and guys doing some crazy things. This book really hit home because I lost a dear friend to Anorexia. Her mother and father were perfect in every way and she always had this idea that she could not disappoint her father or mother but more so her father because he was a high powered attorney and they always had people over the house hosting one party or another. We all noticed her wasting away and we told her to get help. I even went to a group meeting with her but her father had this image and he expected her to follow it. It became to much for her and she killed herself by starving herself and wasting away. This hit me pretty hard and to this day when I see her father I can't look at him without wanting to hurt him! As a mother I wonder how that women could let that man do that to her daughter and I will never know but I be damned if I let my daughter get like that. So enough rambling because as you can see this really hit home for me so here is the review.
Kayla has it all. She is beautiful and is in college pursuing her dreams until she gets some devastating news from home. Her father has died and her life starts to spiral down hill. Then to make matters worse on her winter break from college she goes home and her mother starts in on how she looks. So Kayla decides she will take matters into her own hands and she starts starving herself. The more compliments she gets about being skinny the more she starves herself. Then she meets Cameron and everything changes again for her. Cameron is a great guy who loves Kayla and tells her she is beautiful no matter what. He shows her that she is killing herself and she does not have to be that way. Cameron shows her a love like no other and it is hard for Kayla to see that this is real because no one has ever loved her like he does.
Will Kayla wake up in time to realize she is killing herself? Will Cameron be there for her to help heal her? Will Cameron's love be enough for Kayla? This is a must read book for all girls and guys because I am seeing a lot more guys starving themselves for modeling jobs and other things like sports due to weight and height requirements. Thank you Heather for writing such a candid book!
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About the Author:
Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.
Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.
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