Jessie is an ambitious but lonely high school junior struggling with EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), a disorder which takes on various features of anorexia, bulimia, and exercise addiction. Burdened with pressures from school, peers, and the responsibility of caring for two younger sisters, Jessie tries to control the chaos through her disorder, but finds herself becoming even more isolated and depressed.
After a life-threatening incident sends her to the hospital, Jessie’s family confronts her; she admits she has a problem and agrees to enter a residential treatment facility. There, Jessie meets other struggling girls and the friends begin to help each other on the journey to recovery.
A Gothic horror novel inspired by true story of a family of poor chicken farmers who found fame and fortune in PT Barnum's circus. Set in the late 1800's, this compelling narrative is told from the perspective of a servant girl who is simultaneously lured in by the family's glamorous charm and terrified of the ghosts which seem to follow them.