Objective: Introduction Mayra chooses to begin her story with an anecdote of meeting a woman who is in recovery for an eating disorder. Jane, the recovering addict, shows all of the signs of a person dealing with the after effects of an eating disorder. Watching Jane struggle and have a heart attack causes Mayra to take quick action and not only think about Jane, but also reflect on her own life. Through Jane, she can see all of the damage she has done to her own body. This lesson explores the anecdote shared in the introduction of the book.
1) Anecdote: What is an anecdote? Is an anecdote an effective way to start a novel?
2) Journal Entry: Have you ever had a friend who struggled with an eating disorder? What do you think brought about the disorder? Were you able to help them overcome their dilemma? If so...
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