The Bird Girl (Fågelflickan)
Sweden: Nypon förlag
Powerful reading about eating disorders
Minna wants to be a bird girl. She wants to become light as air and fly away. Get rid of her body. It only hurts. She used to like her body. She would eat and drink without being scared . Now every bite is a struggle.
The Bird Girl is about Minna who suffers from anorexia. Yes, the whole family suffers. Minna can't get rid of her eating disorder.
One day her little brother doesn't want to eat either. Minna starts on a long journey back to the life she used to know.