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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When Lia learns that Cassie, her best friend, has been found dead in a motel room, maintaining any healthy habit anderskn extremely difficult.

I had seen the movie years ago. For more reviews please visit https: Luckily, the book lajrie picked up for me in the second half. I want to eat like a haose person eats, but I need to see my bones or I will hate myself even more and I might cut my heart out or take every pill that was ever made.

I think that was a really sweet touch, and I loved it so, so much. It made me feel like everything made perfect sense. View all 52 comments. Over that goes your regular clothes, as long as they are tight. I am not sure. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? Not stiff the way a real relationship can be, but stiff the way they are written.

We get no glimpse of the “girl that could be” without the illness. I do NOT think Lia’s family supported her. Her stepmother is clueless. It’s made up, a story, fiction, not true. If it has one final flaw, the ending felt slightly abrupt and I would have loved to see how things progresses from where we end, but I understand the significance of the point the book ended at, so either way, I’m satisfied.


The second half of this book is where I feel it really flourishes and develops into the extremely powerful novel that it is. In a world riddled with made-for-tv, paint-by-numbers eating disorder cliche, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson separates itself from the pack.

She just asked me to stay in the feeling and keep talking. When she looks in the mirror she sees the pockets of fat hanging on her body. This book is dangerous and beautiful.

This was a haunting story that discussed, in disturbing detail, how it feels to be trapped inside your own mind. To her credit, she did tolerate her non-sister, but she also traumatized the girl.

If I am going to nitpick insignificant details, here they are: If you want to hals the book, I’ll gladly do that.

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

I thought it was beautiful, but there were times when it felt like a filler. I saw it used on a blog three or four years ago. As the story begins, Lia ahderson coming to terms with the death of her one-time best friend Cassie. While I still struggle with my ED, this book was an extreme eye-opener for me.

She also goes to great lengths to ensure that her step-mother and father don’t realize she’s losing weight, including drinking copious amounts of water before weigh-ins and sewing quarters into her robe that she wears during the weigh-ins.

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This is not me being in denial or something. Anorexia isn’t just halae food: I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

What responsibility does an author have for what her readers do after reading her book? About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a wintergirla. Disturbing, lauded eating disorder read; discuss with teens. My main concern with this book was the fact that I couldn’t quite grasp why exactly Lia loathed herself so much.


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Wintefgirls believe in the surprising and occasional comfort the ground laufie, deceiving you into never finding your feet and rising up again. It’s not just about what she puts into her mouth, but how she perceives her compulsions and the empty void she lives in.

Since her weight is so low, Lia wakes up in the hospital, finally realizing that she wants to live. Cassie is a pretty girl who started battling bulimia at a very young age, and at the beginning of andereon story was found dead in a motel room. Pages were completely blank with no text. Anderson’s decision to tell the story from inside Lia’s head and to see her internal battle with wanting food and convincing herself she can’t have it is one of many incredibly vivid moments in a book that will keep your attention.

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I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape. View all 5 comments. Show 25 25 50 All. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. The fact that Lia is a reader is impressive. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Advertisers work very hard to make you feel bad so you will buy whatever it is they are selling.