Small Displays of Chaos
A riveting, haunting novel about one teenager's journey toward self-love and strength. 17-year-old Rayanne Timko is only a few months into her senior year of high school, and her biggest concern should be deciding on a university and career path. But while her classmates are filled with excited anticipation, nothing in her life seems to going smoothly, and Rayanna finds herself struggling to overcome Anorexia. She has a new friend: Edie - the seductive and demanding presence in her head who insists she be as skinny as possible. With Edie around, Rayanne is blind to nearly everyone else in her life. But what happens when Ray begins to suspect she may be losing more than weight? Will she be able to save her family - and herself - before it's too late? Filled with complex relationships and realistic young adult tribulations, Small Displays of Chaos follows Rayanne as she struggles with the terrifyingly common yet negatively stigmatized mental illness of anorexia nervosa. Throughout her story she fights to discover who she is despite her illness, and learns that by loving herself, she is better able to love those around her.