"Do you think I'm too fat?" Maybe you know someone who thinks she needs to lose a few pounds. And then a few more. Maybe she exercises until she's exhausted. Being skinny makes her feel great. Or maybe you know someone who eats in secret and just can't stop. She eats. And eats. And eats. And then she throws up. Maybe she hates her body. Maybe she hates herself. This might sound like someone you know -- or it might sound like you. If so, you could have an eating disorder. Left untreated, eating disorders can cause serious health problems and may even result in death. Here, in their own words, are the stories of preteens suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Noted author Janet Bode describes symptoms, causes, and ways to deal with these illnesses and includes a resource guide for where to turn for help. This is a book for young people, their parents, their teachers, and other concerned adults. It's a book that can help children and their families survive.