By: Laurie Halse Anderson.
The novel has 278 pages.
This book deals with real-word problems. About eating disorders.
I recommend this book to girls 13+.
"Wintergirls" was one of the saddest books ever. I read it in a day. Words can't describe this book.
I give it a 5 out of 5!
΅If you're a teenage girl, Wintergirls might just save your life."-Miami Herald.
"A fearless, riveting account of a young women in the grip of a deadly illness"- New York Rimes Book Review.
Lia and Cassie were best friends. They made a pact that they would be the thinnest girls in the school.
Lia accomplishes that by starvation. Cassie accomplishes that by purging.
But just like many friendships, they aren't friends after a couple of years.
But they pact they made is still alive. They won't give up.
But one day Cassie dies.
Now, Lia can 'see' Cassie everywhere. She can talk to her, too.
Even though Lia is skinny as a twig, she weighs 95 pounds ( her weight drops in the book over time) but she still thinks she is fat.
How far will Lia go to be 'skinny' in her eyes?
Will the same thing happen to Lia as it did to Cassie?
Or will she realize that what she is doing is wrong and get help?
This is such a beautiful book. Laurie Halse Anderson has such a gift of writing. Make sure to read her other books!