Dunbar, Maureen: Catherine

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Bookreport by Sophie Heitzeneder Catherine - A true story Written by Maureen Dunbar 1) Main Characters: Catherine Dunbar: Catherine was an ambitious child but she hated her father. That was the reason of the break out of Anorexia Nervosa. During her illness she became moody and full of self-hatred, but her faith in god never disappeared. Nevertheless she realized how difficult she had to appear and her biggest wish was to reunite the family which seemed to be impossible. The routine was all-important to her. She bathed at the same time each day and her room was cleaned each day and always at the same time. Despite the warmth and love her mother gave her, she wanted to die and in the end Catherine achieved her desire. Maureen Dunbar: Maureen was Catherine s mother and later the author of this book. She was Catherine s strength and the only person Catherine could trust. Although she was a mother of four children she had the power to take care of Catherine all the time and to be her support. 2) Summary: That was a true story, written by the mother of Catherine. She wrote Catherine s story of her point of view with extracts from Catherine s diary: Catherine has never been a good eater. Since her childhood she refused meals. Particularly in her puberty she ate few. When she refused eating the food, her father always became very angry. That was the starting point of her illness. Catherine s normal weight was established as eight stone and this was her target weight while she was ...

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