The list author says: "I have had an eating disorder for a while but I haven¬ít been reading books on it until recently. I had gotten the idea of reading ED literature when I found a reading list on a pro - Ana web site. I have long since finished all the books on the list and am now on my own in searching for more. Reading these books has helped me so much. I¬íve gotten tips, motivation and many of the characters have become my role-models."
"I couldn¬ít put this book down. The main character Kessa had one of the most extreme cases of anorexia. I admired her strength in never giving into food no matter how strong her carnal desires were (and she was severely emaciated so they were very strong)."
"This book was written by a young woman who suffered mostly with anorexia and it¬ís in small sections to make it easier to read. I found the sections talking about when she was really skinny to be thinspirational but for the most part this book helped me to understand my eating disorder which is crucial if you want to have control over it."
"When I read this book I realized how much in common I had with Marya and that I could also switch from bulimia to anorexia just like she did (I was a non-purging exercising bulimic). Two of her most extreme episodes with anorexia (specifically her last) were so inspiring"
"I loved this book, it was very thinspirational and it was even better that the main character was my height (5'7) and she shared her statistics throughout the book. At times I knew how long she ran, her weight, her pants size and how many calories she consumed."
"This book was okay, it was inpirational at time but the first half of the book could've been better written. At her worst, the main character was only about 10-15 pounds underweight so it was more realistic. Also she was pretty young, I think about 12 yrs. old."
"This book is mostly on ancient anorexics such as women in the medieval times who claimed to live on air alone. It¬ís an interesting book but if you want a more modern history of anorexia you should check out "Fasting Girls"."