A courageous look at thorny teenage issue

Young adult fiction, Nothing Tastes as Good, By Claire Hennessy, Hot Key Books, €11

24th July, 2016

First, the good news: with her new novel, Irish author Claire Hennessy has hit upon a brilliant subject to cover in fiction. In Nothing Tastes As Good (the title inspired by the Kate Moss line “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”), Hennessy tackles a difficult but potentially rewarding theme: how eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect the lives of young people.

Her lead character is a girl called Julia, who...

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