Book Review Of “The Girls At 17 Swann Street” By Yara Zgheib @Negalley @StMartinsPress
Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martins Press for gifting me an E-ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
This book was so raw, and emotional, I could not put it down. It was amazing insight to what it would be like to live with an eating disorder, and the thought process that one has. It was heartbreaking to read, see the trauma that even just a bagel with cream cheese could give someone. It was interesting reading how the girls behaved and how they felt regarding food, and the evilness they found in them. It was also a beautiful thing to watch them fight, and to watch them want to live, because they realized they had something worth living for.
On the flipside, this book also comes with some heart wrenching moments, they leave you with some feelings for sure. Once I had started this book, I found it near impossible to put down. I needed to see what happened with Anna. I needed to know if she fought. Overall, I found the writing beautiful, heart wrenching, and I think this book is going to make an impact on it’s readers.