Friday, June 21, 2013

Review Wrap Up: The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood

New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: 5/7/2013

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.

This book has averaged a  4.4* during this TOUR! 
This Book has a current Amazon Rating of 4.5*'s.
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The Disappearing Girl is a eye opening tale about a young women’s struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Kayla’s world turned upside down after her father died. Kayla withdrew into herself. Her mother always criticizes her appearance and without her father to act as a buffer Kayla becomes obsessed with her weight. She basically starves herself. No one seems to notice that Kayla has a problem, especially her mother. Then she meets Cameron. Cameron becomes more intrigued by Kayla the more that he gets to know her. When he realizes that she is starving herself, he makes it his mission to help her, but along the way he fell for her. Kayla is stronger with Cameron, she wants to be stronger. Can she fix herself before she totally disappears?
Heather Wood has written a story about two issues that plague many young girls today. She does not hold back, but really shows anorexia and bulimia for what they are, and illness. The brutal honesty, the dedication and love that Cameron shows, and Kayla’s growth throughout the story make for a really captivating and enlightening read.

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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 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,, 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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