The Art of Starving

My debut novel, The Art of Starving, will be published by HarperCollins.  Rooted in my own experience as an eating disorder survivor, it’s Young Adult/Science Fiction/dark and edgy. Think: gay boy Carrie.  The incredible Jacqueline Woodson said: “Beautifully rendered.  This novel will break your heart and heal it again. I found myself leaning forward as I read it, barely aware of myself turning pages.  So excited for Sam’s voice in the world.”

Book Riot said: “Funny, haunting, beautiful, relentless, and powerful, The Art of Starving is a classic in the making, and Matt’s journey will resonate with many, teens and adults alike, for years to come. Buy it, because maybe you were lost and lonely once, and then maybe buy one for someone lost and lonely, too.”

And Margaret Stohl, #1 NYT-bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series, said “This book is an ache, a bruise, a slaughterhouse of a love story; every word is a blow, but every blow is an anthem. This is what truth feels and smells and tastes like, and it’s one magnificent monster.”

Oh, also? It’s gotten starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus, who said:

“Matt’s sarcastic, biting wit keeps readers rooting for him and hoping for his recovery. In his acknowledgments, Miller reveals the story’s roots in his own teen experiences. A dark and lovely tale of supernatural vengeance and self-destruction.”

Here’s the book on Goodreads. 

And it’s available for pre-order on Amazon!

Publishers Weekly ran this story on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015:

“Kristen Pettit of HarperCollins has bought THE ART OF STARVING by Sam J. Miller; it’s a novel about a gay, bullied, small-town boy with an eating disorder who believes that starving himself awakens a latent ability to read minds, predict behavior, and control the fabric of time and space. Publication is planned for spring 2017; Seth Fishman at the Gernert Company brokered the deal for North American rights.”