09 October 2009

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


Wintergirls ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

This is not a book that I would typically read; my daughter Riley let me borrow it.  I didn't care for the writing style but I did enjoy the story.  It is written more like in thoughts- the narration is constantly interrupted with bits of Lia's haunted mind.  Wintergirls is a haunting and powerful book that takes you into the world of eating disorders. The story is emotional and raw and is a powerful and gripping story.

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