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Someone to Love

Melissa De La Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz’s (Alex & Eliza, 2017) powerful new novel depicts the anxieties that most teens deal with on a daily basis: romance, school, family, and futures. On the outside, Liv Blakely's family seems perfect. Her father is running for governor, her mother is the perfect wife, and her two older brothers are successful adults. But Liv doesn’t feel perfect. She's convinced that she’s a fat, unlovable loser who doesn’t fit in at home or at school. Forced into the spotlight, Liv knows how important it is to look good and her quest for physical perfection forces her to secretly fast, binge and purge. It's not until she reaches a breaking point, both physically and emotionally, that Liv realizes she has something to live for and to love.