A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger



Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess.

Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.


I found this book realy good, i think it was very interesting to see a different point of view. It has a good pace, i couldn’t stop reading and i realy liked how everything start so slow and the way the conduct escalades, the way the disease interferes Mike’s thoughts and how he sees himself. I can’t help thinking some of the conducts describe on the book might be a bit risky on the hands of a confused teenager that might be able to used them in a harmful way, but then again, i don’t think the book said something (meaning “tips” ) that it can’t be find on the internet if is looking for it; because of that, i think that that the books is not harmful, just the contrary, i think is very useful to get to know how easily things can get out of control. I also think is very useful for a parent who might be looking information on the disease. I’m very glad that this book is about a boy and not a girl because it makes people open the eyes on the fact that is not a girl’s disease not even a teenager’s and if is ignore it can lead to death. I’m so glad i read this and i’ll recommend it to anyone looking for information on eating disorders.

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