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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
4 students borrowed this book before I had the opportunity to take this one home. They all came back with similar feelings: This was too sad. Some loved it because it was so sad and intense and others couldn't finish it. So I knew what I was in for, but - wow! - what an intense read. I haven't had that in ages.

The story is about Lia, an 18-year-old girl battling Anorexia-Nervosa. Her best friend Cassie just died. Cassie was Bulimic, not anorexic and their friendship had been on the brink for months. Lia is haunted by Cassie as she struggles with her illness.

This still doesn't top Anderson's first novel, Speak. But it's a close second. I'm sure come award time this title will be making waves.

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Jun. 2nd, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I've seen students at school reading this one too. I liked Speak, and Twisted, so I can't imagine I'd be disappointed by another Halse book. Maybe I'll get it for the summer from our school library.

I really liked Sarah Dressen's Just Listen, very similar to Speak in content. Even the titles are similar.
Jun. 4th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
You won't be disappointed in Wintergirls. I love Sarah Dessen books, but never felt they were similar to Anderson's books... It makes me want to go reread.
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