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Lydia Poole wants to be a good person—the kind of person who does everything right and deserves to be loved To accomplish this she eats only one cup of Cheerios per day and lets her weight drop below ninety pounds When Lydia’s sister introduces Jesse a new friend and filmmaker Lydia agrees to be the subject of his documentaryJesse’s camera follows Lydia as she’s hospitalized for anorexia as she walks the line between hoping for death and wanting life as her weight continues to fall With the camera running Lydia shifts from the viewfinder’s object to the eye behind the camera In doing so she discovers how she wants to see her worldAfter the Strawberry is a novel about a girl who disappears while trying to be seen


10 thoughts on “After the Strawberry

  1. says:

    This book makes the interior world of a young woman struggling with an eating disorder completely comprehensible Like all good books it carries the reader into a brand new universe and changes the way everything looks and feels afterward Now I find myself seeing food through the protagonist's eyes For her eating and not eating have taken on symbolic meanings far beyond the physical As the author's vivid and compassionate descriptions illuminate the protagonist's interior landscape the reader also comes to a new realization not only of this world but of the way we each compose layers of symbolic meaning over our experience and act out emotions through the body The greatest conflict in the book comes when this girl's mode of psychological survival threatens to actually kill her The writing is gorgeous and there's lots here about the ethical conflicts that come with being an artist about how the swirling tensions in a family can manifest themselves in one girl's disordered behavior in how mysterious change and cure really are I highly recommend this book


  2. says:

    Engrossing enlightening read Sheds enormous light on body issues family dynamics and healing Definitely worth a read


  3. says:

    Really good book realistic I don't like Jesse though He swears too much


  4. says:

    After the Strawberry is very good engaging considered surprising Lydia the book's young protagonist has stopped eating Kathryn Pope manages to bring the reader into Lydia's world while also keeping that world private for Lydia a place the character assiduously created in her struggle to make sense of things Pope never sentimentalizes Lydia or anorexia; doesn't over explain or encroach Pope lets Lydia flawed and compelling speak for herselfPope's writing is perceptive and spare Elegant The content can be painful uncomfortable at times but there is a lightness to the work an actual lightness that lifts the reading And the writing is excellent; a pleasure Lydia watched the backs of the night nurses's heels as she left the room Night nurses walked like cats Lydia watched a hand close the door until there was just a slit of light at the bottom Many slits of light in After the Strawberry


  5. says:

    I was drawn to this book by the front cover image I love the metallic strawberry Anyway After the Strawberry was certainly interesting but what really made it worth reading was how the characters become friends on camera throughout a traumatic event This book brings attention to a serious issue and it's also a very well written and emotional story


  6. says:

    Shit the writing was terrible She would literally write things like this shit blah blah blah Both sentences are examples of the writing style I think the author was going for edgy but the result was a painfully tedious read


  7. says:

    I was really dissapointed in this book Id had such high hopes for it and its my first time reading a full length eBook It is a first novel and it shows I feel bad saying that but it wasnt a bad book just not great I did like Maura She was realistic and believable with what anorexia is like


  8. says:

    Poor character development Too much focus on the documentary and an unrealistic picture of eatimg disorders Not sure I'd recommend this to anyone Not enough substance it was bland


  9. says:

    Its ok


  10. says:

    Kathryn Pope has written one great story about eating disorders Great narration and sparingly vital prose I highly recommend this book for anyone with any interest what an ED disorder might really be like Highly inventive and sincere It does not preach nor taunt but so explain and give some real insight into the surreal world of ED disorders What really made this book stand out from others? The portrayal of distorted thinking when it comes to food and having an ED disorder Finally I also liked so some of the interesting commentarysubtext on exploitation