The Way It Really IsFifteen-year-old Lisa Jones just wants to go back to a time “when my dolls could talk and soldiers had minds of their own.”
But childhood eluded her way too early and caused wounds too much for her young mind to handle.
She’s a product of her environment and a poster child for dysfunction in the modern family as she looks out into the world and sees happy people, only to wonder why happiness and love elude her. Confusion and self-loathing boil to the surface.
When she finally gets admitted to the Renew Eating Disorder Treatment Facility, it quickly becomes clear that her problems aren’t about the food. Therapists place her on the trauma tract to dig down to root cause. What she finds there threatens to rip apart what’s left of her family and drive her completely over the edge.