Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

“I step on the scale…099.00 pounds. I am officially standing on Goal Number One…If my docs knew, they’d bodyslam be back into treatment. There would be consequences and repercussions because (once again) I broke the rules about the perfect-sized Lia.”

Lia hates her body, she berates herself, lies to her family, and viciously counts calories. As a girl struggling with an eating disorder she is infected with malicious thoughts. She’s been hospitalized twice, but begins another downward spiral after learning her best friend, Cassie, has died from an apparent suicide. Lia is guilt ridden, believing she could have helped Cassie. But how could Lia save someone else when she can’t save herself? Wintergirls is a beautiful, haunting look into the struggle between anorexia and the will to live.

Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of several amazing books including Speak, Twisted, and Chains.

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