Saturday, January 9, 2016

Beginning ~ with an intimidating doctor

The Fifth Floor ~ by Julie Oleszek, 2015, fiction (illinois)
"The first doctor my mother drags me to is a tall, thin man.  He seems to think his direct approach will intimidate me, and maybe it would if I cared, but I don't."
This is a free Kindle download today, so I got it.  Here's a summary of the novel:
Seven-year-old Anna adores the constant commotion of her large family in 1970s suburban Chicago.  Anna idolizes her ten-year-old sister Liz.  Together they make kites, climb trees, and play acrobatic games on their backyard swing set.  One moment the two girls are playing — the next, everything changes, and Anna will never be the same.  In the constant hubbub of life in a huge family Anna’s distress is overlooked, until she completely stops eating at the age of seventeen.  Fearing the worst, Anna’s mother takes her to see Dr. Ellison, a cool competent psychiatrist, who immediately hospitalizes Anna on the fifth floor of the local hospital.  Even under the guidance of Dr. Ellison and the caring staff, Anna is defiant.  She trusts no one.  She guards the past like her life depends on it.  Will she ever share the truth so she can heal?

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Fiza Halliwell said...

I wonder what happend....Did you find out already?

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Bonnie Jacobs said...

Don't know yet, as I just got the book and read the beginning.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I think this one sounds so good! I can't wait to see what you think of it. I am intrigued to see what it is that happened and convinced her that not eating is the solution

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, I just looked, and it's still free for Kindle, if you happen to have one. I read the first few pages on Amazon, before I ordered it, to see if I liked it. She seems to be a good writer so far.