"I seriously loved this book so so much. What I Lost may be one of my new favorite books of all time. This read was wholeheartedly honest, informational, authentic, raw, and powerful."
-Emma Giordano, Book Vlogger and ED survivor
" The book doesn’t sugarcoat and portrays with steady clarity and empathy the characters’ struggles. ¬VERDICT Filled with honesty, heart, and unexpected humor, this story is sure to please a multitude of readers."
-School Library Journal
WHAT I LOST
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"What I Lost is a heart-wrenchingly candid story of one girl’s struggle with anorexia. But it’s also a beautifully moving quest for self. Elizabeth, the newest resident of the Wallingfield Psychiatric Facility’s Residential Treatment Center, discovers she’s so much more than her eating disorder, and that she’s a great deal stronger than she thinks. A stunning, life-affirming debut."
-Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
"Readers will root for the novel's likable main character and gain some understanding of the complexity of her illness at the same time."
"Through Elizabeth's painful uphill battle, newcomer Ballard skillfully illustrates that although eating habits may start as a choice, an eating disorder is a complicated illness that cannot be battled without support and vigilance."