Sethie, a high school senior living in New York City, has bones of stone, skin of glass, and hair of straw. When she tries to hurt herself, and breaks the skin, allowing blood to escape, she feels no pain. By starving herself and forcing her meals back out, Sethie hopes to lose weight from her 111 pounds. Sethie struggles to maintain her own self-goals that effects her appearance.
I thought this book lacked an interesting conflict, and character development. The book was written in 3rd person, but there are a lot of characters; because this story is mainly about one central character, this book would have greatly benefited from the use of 1st person, instead. The writing was poor for this reason, among others. Being in 3rd person, the writing had to name each character repeatedly, so as not to confuse the reader. However, the names of the characters were overused making the text hard to follow and extremely confusing. The plot was very slow moving and lacked much development to the story.