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I Thought That Once I Had Lost The Weight, I Would Feel Better About Myself And Maybe I Would Be Something Special Well, I Have Lost Weight, I Do Not Feel Better About Myself, And I Am Still Nothing Special Restricted Takes Readers Into The Mind Of A Nineteen Year Old Girl Named Erin Brought On By The Obsession Over Weight And Calories, And Fueled By Low Self Esteem, She Falls Victim To An Eating Disorder The World She Enters Is A World Where Thoughts Are Overrun By Fears, Lies Are No Longer Fiction, And Reality Is Miles Away The Healthy Nineteen Year Old That Used To Be Is Replaced By A Weaker Girl Unable To Keep Up With Her Peers Erin S Distorted Thinking And Actions Eventually Take A Toll On Her Body And Mind In Order To Get Better, Change Is The Only Option The Journey Told Starts During The Height Of The Sickness And Follows Erin Through The Many Challenges And Lessons Of Treatment In Order To Start Her Process In Recovery, She Must Face Her Greatest Fear Herself Based On The Author S Own Experiences, Erin S Story Is Not Unique There Are Millions Around The World Who Are Living Her Story, Still Struggling To Find Their Way


10 thoughts on “Restricted

  1. says:

    There were plenty of parts in the story that I could relate to, but overall what was being said here has already been said numerous times before Also, this book was lacking in emotion The narrator is almost robotic in tone, and I don t mean that in an it added to the emotional turmoil she was feeling inside kind of way, but rather in a See Spot, see Spot run, kind of way So yeah, 50 50 There were good points and observations, but it was severely lacking in story telling quality as this was a work of fiction , which is most likely why it took me so long to finally bite the bullet and finish this thing.


  2. says:

    the writing lacked emotion but I still liked it


  3. says:

    It feels like this book is working really hard to do all the right things to address issues that come up in eating disorder treatment, especially ones that don t always arise in books, while also avoiding being triggering This book is not a glamorized portrait of eating disorders Kinsel says, it is a real glimpse into the pain and suffering behind so many smiles trying to hide it all It s a look at the difficult and trying process of recovery loc 75 But unfortunately the narration falls pretty flat There s not a ton of scene, and it always feels as though the reader is a step or sometimes an entire staircase removed from Erin s emotions.Some important things come up e.g., the difficulty of finding affordable, accessible treatment , but they often don t get quite as much page space as they could use Take finances Erin is shocked to get the first bill for treatment 1,000 for three days in the program 12 hours total 9 hours of therapy and 3 hours for dinner I could not believe the outrageous price that had been placed on a treatment plan to help save lives loc 1131 , but after a few people explain to her that her health is the important thing and that she s important to her parents who are paying than money, she accepts it and it pretty much doesn t come up again She mentions later that It took a few months until I was stable enough to be discharged from the program loc 1522 , which means somewhere in the vicinity of 24,000 This is far from unheard of for treatment programs and it s true that your health is important than money , but the way the question of finances is brought up and then dropped leaves me wanting Sort of related, Erin doesn t have an appointment with a dietician who works through the treatment centre Erin s been at until several weeks after Erin s discharge, and the delay is chalked up to the dietician s wait list I guess it s possible that this would happen, but it s a little odd to me that the program would accept Erin at all if they didn t have the staff to see her seeing a dietician should have been an ongoing thing throughout treatment, not something tacked on a ways after the fact Many treatment facilities have long wait lists, and some won t accept people as outpatients unless they agree to work with the facility s therapists and dieticians Or Communication with my parents was not the best and my mom often told me that talking to me was like walking on eggshells I did not know how to express myself with words She never knew how I would react to one of her questions, and so there were many times when she just avoided it altogether loc 1372 This rings very true my mother said much the same thing , but it doesn t show me what things, for Erin, triggered these moments, or what those conversations looked like for her, or how her relationship with her parents did or didn t change.Solots of points for effort, cos it s way too rare that books try to tackle many of the things that Restricted does, but unfortunately too many things fall by the wayside in the process.


  4. says:

    I received this book from the author herself and I am so glad that I did I have many, many, many books and this has been one of the best I have read Writing a book about a touchy subject is always hard Jennifer Kinsel took her personal experience with anorexia and created a fiction book about it from her own point of view Erin, the main character is dealing with self esteem issues which lead her to control on of the few things she can and that is her weight Erin goes through intensive Outpatient Therapy twice until she finally discovers her key to handling her disease and getting better 5 stars Thank you Jennifer


  5. says:

    Talk about long winded This book reads like a blog than a novel and completely lacked emotion It s hard for me to believe that this was based off of her own experiences because honestly it just sounded like she interviewed a bunch of eating disordered patients and threw everything together I had to force myself to finish this book because it was so cliche and no one with an eating disorder is rational so early on It just wasn t believable.


  6. says:

    It took me longer than usual this book than any other, I had mixed feelings about it from the start but please do not let me put you off I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book once I got into it Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Ghosts etc are normally what I read about so this was a big step for me something I am so glad I did I usually shy away from books are based on near real events and read stuff that isn t But I won this book and decided to give it a chance instead of judging it Which I am so happy I did Restricted is so brilliantly written that anyone could enjoy it Writing about an eating disorder is such a touchy subject sometimes things sound not the way their meant to but Jennifer has put everything so perfectly together.The emotions, struggles, and thoughts all of Erin are described so well it s almost as if you fully understand her and you are connected to her We read that the disorder talks to her and tells her what to eat and what not to When finishing this book I was so glad that Erin had made a change and was building her self esteem Going through the outpatient therapy twice really helped her and I was glad when she went back the second time.I know there will be a second book following up on Erin s story and I can honestly say I m thrilled at the idea I think Jennifer has done an amazing thing writing this book not everyone could put it together the way she has.


  7. says:

    I took some time to think about this before I wrote a review and after contemplation, I have to say that while I m not unhappy with this book, I do feel that it was not as good as I had hoped.It s a lot of tell and not show and a few issues I thought would be bigger in the plot character growth, were used twice For the telling and not showing, a good indication of that is how much of the conversations are summed up and dialogue is not shown heard, most of the characters don t speak for themselves I also felt I never got to know the character At the end, Erin says she likes to draw, but there was only one other reference to that, where she doodles in a journal and says she picked that habit up during her ED But until that journal came out and she doodled in it, there d never been an indication of that interest before I wanted to take some time to think about these criticisms because it is a novel of half truths and the author s experience plays heavily into the book So should I judge it as a novel or as a memoir with names changed Since it s a novel of half truths , I couldn t know what was true and what wasn t, so I kept my rating as if it were just a pure novel.