Gravity Journal

Gravity Journal

Gail Sidonie Sobat


A Novel

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Life is very grave for Anise. Hospitalized for anorexia, she wonders about the point of it all. Her frigid mother and ineffectual father seem oblivious to her struggle. Her beloved brother is too busy screwing up his own life to take note of hers. Living on the loony ward seems not to be making any difference at all, and Anise feels like a prisoner. Her only free choice is to turn to her journal – the place where she can make scathing observations about her family, other people, the world; the place where she can dream, and where she can decide whether to live or die.

  • A 2009 White Pine Honour Book
  • A 2009 Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Book for Kids & Teens selection
  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER  Moonbeam Award Young Adult Fiction, Mature Issues
  • FINALIST Stellar Award, CAA Exporting Alberta Award

“A gritty novel for middle teen readers” – Donna Gamache, Prairie Fire

“Sobat has created a tight and simple masterpiece. It is obvious that she has done her research about eating disorders yet she doesn’t preach or pander…This isn’t a self-help book; it’s a damned good novel.” — Marsha Skrypuch, CM Magazine

“Gravity Journal is a very heartfelt book. It doesn’t sugar-coat the struggles or bouts of depression that accompany a recovering anorexic.” — Camille Rogers, Lethbridge Herald

“Gravity Journal pulls you into laughter and pushes you to tears.”  — Priya Raina, 13, WhatIf? Magazine

“Gravity Journal is one of those books you can’t put down until you’re finished…I simply loved it. A+” — Nadia Fatah, Grip magazine

“…this highly compelling novel will grab the attention of readers from the first page.” — Rachel Steen, Canadian Children’s Book News



Additional Information

Weight 0.227 kg

About the Author

Gail Sidonie Sobat

Gail Sidonie Sobat is the author of five young adult novels. She has worn many disguises in her lifetime, including: flower seller, groundskeeper, teacher, writer-in-residence, parimutuel seller, and award-winning author. She now resides in Edmonton, Alberta.