Monday, December 27, 2010

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson...

WintergirlsSeries: -
Published: March 19, 2009 by Speak
Pages: 278
Rating: 5 stars


“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her step-mother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way—thin, thinner, thinnest—maybe she'll disappear altogether.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia.


In my oppinon all the books that Laurie Halse Anderson writes are amazing and really eye-opening, and this book "Wintergirls" is no exception. I thought the character of Lia was very well written and even though I have never suffered from anorexia I still found Lia to be very relateable, I also liked the other characters in the book like her stepsister Emma and I also liked Elijah. I found that this book really did tell a realistic story-as do all her other books-about the disease of anorexia and how it doesn't just affect the person suffering from the illness but also the people around them. Over all I thought this book was amazing and it should definitley be on your To-Read list along with another of her books called "Speak" which is the book she is most known for and that is definitley for a good reason.

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