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The Resource This Impossible Light

This Impossible Light

Label
This Impossible Light
Title
This Impossible Light
Statement of responsibility
Lily Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Ivy's world is in flux. Her dad has moved out, her mother is withdrawn, her brother is off at college, and her best friend, Anna, has grown distant. Worst of all, Ivy's body won’t stop expanding. She's getting taller and curvier, with no end in sight. Even her beloved math class offers no clear solution to the imbalanced equation that has become Ivy’s life. Everything feels off-kilter until a skipped meal leads to a boost in confidence and reminds Ivy that her life is her own. If Ivy can just limit what she eats—the way her mother seems to—she can stop herself from growing, focus on the upcoming math competition, and reclaim control of her life. But when her disordered eating leads to missed opportunities and a devastating health scare, Ivy realizes that she must weigh her mother's issues against her own, and discover what it means to be a part of—and apart from—her family. This Impossible Light explores the powerful reality that identity and self-worth must be taught before they are learned. Perfect for fans of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins
Summary
The YouTube slam poetry star of Shrinking Women presents a novel in verse centering around the challenges of body image, tracing the experiences of a teen who develops bulimia in her effort to find purpose, control and confidence in response to her family's dysfunction and a best friend's estrangement
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2018.
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10556249
Cataloging source
NOV
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Myers, Lily
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Poetry
Target audience
adolescent
Label
This Impossible Light
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_413454
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780698188846
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
This Impossible Light
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_413454
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780698188846
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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