Harriet Manaker is a 17 years old junior in high school. She has battled anorexia nervosa for approximately three years, and was recently hospitalized for about 3 ½ months. Similarly to many high schoolers, Harriet has struggled to discover her true identity. Unlike her peers, Harriet feels that her life has been dominated by her disease. Before she turned thirteen, Harriet was an athlete, musician, and scholar; during high school, her health deteriorated to a very dangerous point. Harriet remained Valedictorian for 2 years, joined the canoe and ski teams, danced, figure skated, played the guitar, and continued to participate in a multitude of extracurricular activities.