A Poetic Narrative
Written by Sol Rivera

Category: Young Adult Fiction - Social Themes - Eating Disorders & Body Image; Young Adult Fiction - Poetry; Young Adult Fiction - Girls & Women
Format: Trade Paperback Original, 96 pages
On Sale Date: 07/25/2023
ISBN: 9781578269846

A powerful work of poetic narrative fiction, Restrict is the raw yet resonant story of a teenage girl's coming of age in a world that cares more about her weight than her mental health.

Told from the perspective of a young woman who has abandoned her own name to distance herself from the emotional trauma of growing up, Little Girl’s story is a modern examination of eating disorders, body image, puberty, and self-worth. And as the pressure to diet starts to become too much, the question faced by Little Girl is this: how can she ever experience self-love in a world focused solely on her appearance?

Created by teenage author Sol Rivera, Restrict is her powerful and cathartic tale of a struggle shared amongst teenagers. This poetry collection serves as a light on the journey of self-discovery… something which too many have been denied.

About the Author

Sol Rivera is a reporter on the Emmy-nominated syndicated show Teen Kids News and hosts her own YouTube channel SolFood featuring self-produced videos combining her passion for cooking, geography, and literature including a segment called "A Book And An Eat" where she reviews a book from a different country and then cooks a meal from the location. She is currently a student at the Mastery School of Hawken, a visionary high school in Cleveland, OH where she is also the editor-in-chief and founder of The Magnolia, its literary magazine which publishes poetry and short stories. Sol volunteers at the Friendship Circle of Cleveland, which pairs non-disabled youngsters with children with special needs and is the president of the teen board of the Cleveland Chapter of Hope for Henry, which is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children. A proud JewRican, she loves to learn about as many different cultures as she can especially via young people like herself.