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. WINTERGIRLS is very painful to read and very, very powerful. It is not for the faint of heart, but fans of Laurie Halse Anderson may find it hard to resist. Teens will. “Wintergirls,” Laurie Halse Anderson’s new novel, takes us into this dark, tyrannical world through the experience of Lia, the year-old.

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It made me feel like everything made perfect sense. But I think that’s the point. If you wanna feel, this is your book If you wanna cry, just read this. Too many of my readers have a little bit of Lia or Cassie festering in them; that sense that they will only be valued according to the number that shows up on the scale. Lzurie am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

It sounded truly depressing and slightly disturbing. She picks the bruised andersin at lunch so she has an excuse to cut some of it off, she sews quarters in the lining of her robe to add weight when she has to stand on the s Lia fights a war every day. Laurje really don’t know how to review this book. Looking snderson More Great Reads? Add your rating See all 29 kid reviews. See all books by Laurie Halse Anderson. National Eating Disorders Association. At the same time, a lot of girls—and some boys—started to talk to me about cutting.

It tells everything caz i read so many books. Wintergirls is a story about girl who’s struggling with anorexia. When you buy into the message that your self-worth should be measured on a scale, then you give up your power. I am that girl.


Name calling and hurling insults isn’t adding anything to the discussion. Feb 01, Molly rated it really liked it. Is that not ridiculously beautiful?

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

Also, this book has an official trailerjust like a movie. Learn how we rate. You know it’s stupid Me: The obsessive anerson and messages running through Lia’s head are dead-on.

But as a writer, Anderson fails to dig. We’re lautie through Lia’s point of view how she warps her world and relationships that which steers her into de Wintergirls is a story about girl who’s struggling with anorexia.

Books by Laurie Halse Anderson. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this book, as Laurie and I share a publisher.

Eating disorders are mental illnesses that need to be taken seriously and treated by professionals. It helped me get rid of the snakes wintergir,s my head and love my body.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Well, first of all, let me start this review with saying THIS is the book about eating disorders you want to read. Hearing from readers who were struggling with eating disorders made me want to write about their battle. The heroine either needs to be likeable, hateable, or at the very least, needs to make me laugh. I struggled for a bit trying to understand the larger story of eating disorders. Soon, Cassie’s ghost starts haunting Lia, making her feel guilty for not picking up the phone that night and not being there for her ex-best friend the night she died.

I also believe there are aspects of American life that fosters the development of eating disorders. The experts said some readers might use the book to help them in their quest to lose weight.

If anything give this one a try just to get a look into a world that isn’t easy to understand. She blames them for her illness and doesn’t ever seem to take responsibility for it on herself. Jul 08, Kyla rated it liked it.



It is real and for that reason, it has become a positive tool, something helps people reach for help and health. It just isn’t enough. But they all said that should not stop me. Lia, who has a history of anorexia, falls into a downward spiral of self-harm and calorie counting.

View all 3 comments. I loved the chapter styling, how each chapter number was written up as though it were a weight on a scale. Adult Written by laneymiller March 2, She cuts herself not to cause pain, but to let the pain — and the dirt — out.

Some people say that Wintergirls is a hard book. I just personally prefer novels more focused in the present, and I felt the first half of the book relied very heavily on flashbacks I wasn’t too keen on reading. But the truth of her story, the moral of it, is such an urgent and imparting one.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Desperately, Lia goes to the motel room where Cassie died and takes a handful of sleeping pills, trying to block out the voices and get some rest.

A stereotype that is commonly true of anorectics, though, is that they are perfectionists, and many are overachievers. Speak is one of my all time favorite novels, so to say I was excited to read Wintergirls was an understatement.