Saturday, April 9, 2011
Book Review: Wintergirls by Laure Halse Anderson
Published by (Viking Juvenile) on March 19, 2009
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Summary- Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother 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, bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all consming vortex of anorexia.
My Review- This is one deep book. It definitley left me with chills at some points. Don't get me wrong, it is a GREAT book. It takes you deep inside the mind of an anerexic cutter. It teaches you a lot of what she is actually thinking. Having to keep track of what she eats all day everyday, hating herself and how she looks. After reading this I truley feel bad for girls/boys like this. It is a very deep and touching story. I do advice parents/teachers/guardians to read this book before your children.