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Mike Welles is a likable hero-- in fact all of the characters are likable or at least interesting.
Mike's story as a anorexic bring a lot of insight of what it's happening with eating disorder in males, which are happening more commonly now.
For much of the story, I wasn't sure whether or not the voice in Mike's head really was trying to help him or not.
This novel is like nothing I have ever read before.I mean sure,I've read novels about
teens battling eating disorders but Lois Metzger's novel stands out from the... Read more
Mike and his friend Tamio enjoyed watching Ray Harryhausen movies, discussing his stop-motion method of filming and the many creatures he brought to life using this technique. Read morePublished 22 days ago by SunshineRose
I am having mixed feelings about this one. I like that the time frame seems to be realistic. It starts out in summer, and half way through is already October. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brianna Young-Scott
The entire series draws the reader in and each subsequent book is like visiting a familiar and well-loved place.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting read from a different point of view. Very well written. Preread for my teen child, and felt compelled to let her read it as well.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A Trick of the Light is an amazing read. I especially love the "inner voice" of the character's eating disorder. Beautifully written, wonderfully creative!Published 12 months ago by Judith
I think what made this book so interesting is that it’s told from the perspective of the illness and how it matures and takes more and more of Mike everyday. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Abbe Hinder
I've read several books about eating disorders in 2013, but A Trick of the Light is the first one with a male main character, and also the most unique. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kat