The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind,... show more
The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.
Publish date: 23 lutego 2010
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, High School
Wow. This book is relentless, intense, and depressing... That being said, it also seems realistic. It chronicles Lia's descent into anorexia and self-harm. Her best friend was bulemic and has died at the beginning of the book. She tried to call Lia multiple times on the night she died, but Lia didn'...
I didn't mean to finish this tonight but I did and now I won't be able to sleep until I get my thoughts written down. So, tada, here are my thoughts. Wintergirls focuses on Lia, a girl battling with anorexia when she learns her (former)best friend and eating disorder partner, Cassie, has died. Pa...
With Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson offers readers a textbook example of wasted potential. This book has strong characters, inspired syntax, well-paced plotting, and a complex, multi-faceted social issue to which we all can relate. Why, then, do I suggest that Wintergirls is "good, not great"?...
Speak was a vital book of my adolescence--it is a YA problem novel done exactly right--by which I mean the problems of the main character do not take the histrionic, exhibitionist center stage that is so often found in YA lit of this type. The focus of that story is trained on the protagonist and he...
This book is both intensely fascinating and difficult to read.Wintergirls is the story of Lia, an anorexic teenager who feels responsible for the death of her bulimic best friend.Even though I never felt a connection to Lia, her story was interesting enough to keep me reading. I loved the mixture of...