The Obvious Game by Rita Arens
"Your shirt is yellow." "Your eyes are blue." "You have to stop running away from your problems." "You're too skinny." Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.
Praise for The Obvious Game:
“I couldn’t put down The Obvious Game. Arens perfectly captures the hunger, pain and uncertainty of adolescence.”-- Ann Napolitano, author of A GOOD HARD LOOK and WITHIN ARM'S REACH
"THE OBVIOUS GAME is a fearless, honest, and intense look into the psychology of anorexia. The characters—especially Diana--are so natural and emotionally authentic that you’ll find yourself yelling at the page even as you’re compelled to turn it."-- Coert Voorhees, author of LUCKY FOOLS and THE BROTHERS TORRES
"Let’s be clear about one thing: there’s nothing obvious about The Obvious Game. Arens has written a moving, sometimes heart-breaking story about one girl’s attempt to control the uncontrollable. You can’t help but relate to Diana and her struggles as you delve into this gem of a novel."-- Risa Green, author of THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL
About the Author:
My debut young adult novel, The Obvious Game, is coming in February 2013 from InkSpell Publishing. Click here if you'd like to review it or get bookmarks. I'm represented by Eric Myers of The Spieler Agency. I edited Sleep Is for the Weak (Chicago Review Press, 2008), which won a 2009 National Parenting Publications Award. I now author my blogs Surrender, Dorothy and Surrender, Dorothy: Reviews and am the senior editor for BlogHer.com. I'm on the board for the Writers Place in Kansas City.Find and Follow her on: Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Pinterest
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