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Hunger Point: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, October 15, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Frannie Hunter, unable to sustain a job and an apartment of her own, moves back with her parents. As she tries to get her life in order, she witnesses her sister's battle with Anorexia, her mother's two-timing behavior, and her father's career woes. As a former anorexic, I can relate to the hardships the protagonist and the other characters go through.
The subject matters that Medoff addresses in Hunger Point -- eating disorders, depression, grief, etc. -- are mixed with poignancy and humor. Medoff is as witty as she is insightful. I laughed out loud in many occasions. Her work is similar to Anna Maxtet's; however, Jillian Medoff has a particular brand of comic timing and keen storytelling all her own. She is one of the best new authors out there and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
Frannie Hunter is 26 years old and she is just part of majorly dysfunctional family. She can't seem to hold onto a job or an apartment and is forced to move back home and live with her parents. Frannie's mother, Marsha is obsessed with food, her body image and that of her children's not to mention the fact that she is also addicted to tranquilizers. Frannie's father, David is in the midst of a career crisis, he watches all the cooking shoes on T.V. and instead of talking with his family to find out what is really going on, he perfers to do the daily word jumbles and not say much to anyone. Shelly, Frannie's younger sister is a gifted graduate of Cornell, she wants to attend Harvard Law mainly to make her mother happy and she is the Anorexic one. Perhaps she is forced into that as well to please her mother or she just adopts this pattern of behavior because that is all she knows. Although this is a novel about Anorexia and other obsessive behaviors, it is also about women's relationships to men, sex and other women. It is the relationship between Frannie and Shelly that was the most heartwrenching for me. It is one that I am still thinking about even though I have finished the book and one that I am not likely to forget.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even though I had seen the Lifetime movie multiple times, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
It deals openly and frankly with the trials of not only eating... Read more
This has always been one of my favorite books. I just ordered a third copy because my first one disappeared and I ordered one as a gift for someone else. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Texas Detective
Interesting read but somewhat depressing...ending was open ended and appeared to leave opening for a sequelPublished 19 months ago by happy customer
I love Jillian Medoff's books. This one was especially interesting because the protagonist was so complex.Published 19 months ago by Louise R. Fitzgerald
the book was amazing until I realized it just ended....needed an extra chapter. great book otherwise. would recommend to anyonePublished on February 17, 2014 by Amy
I thought this was an awesome book and couldn't put it down! One of the best things about it was that it felt raw and real rather than fake and predictable. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by StephaLynn
Frannie Hunter is twenty-six years old. She's moved back with her adulteress mother and emotionally absent father after being fired/laid off from multiple jobs. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Pink Amy
Found book very slow and a little depressing I read for enjoyment and relaxation Dont enjoy reading books of this sort Didn't finish bookPublished on February 10, 2013 by JACQUELINE VENTIERE