Stevie is a 16-year-old who feels trapped at an eating disorder treatment center–she has been there ever since she was involuntary admitted by her father. The treatment is supposed to last 60 days but Stevie has plans of her own. On the 27th day, – the anniversary of her brother Joshua’s death – she plans to escape and end her life so that she can join him. It’s the only way she feels her brother will forgive her, and the only way she can forgive herself.
The premise of Paperweight is fantastic, the title is interesting, and the cover is beautiful. The presentation itself is appealing but the book didn’t completely live up to my expectations.
The book overall is quite dense, told mainly in monologue and with no real sense of action. The constant flashbacks often abruptly take readers from present to past and