WintergirlsBook - 2009
From Library Staff
YA Fiction | In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores a girl's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.
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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
AmandaVollmershausen thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
Other: This book could be a trigger to those suffering from an eating disorder.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: pain, starving, graphic almost dying scean,drinking,purging,graphic cutting scean
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“I believe that you've created a metaphorical universe in which you can express your darkest fears. In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves, and sometimes we do such a good job, we lose track of reality.”
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Senior HS girl Lia and Cassie were best friends, but Cassie just died a bulimia-related death in a dirty motel room. Cassie's ghost haunts anorexic Lia, who - after 2 stints in rehab - has sewn weights into her bathrobe and sets sight on 90 lbs, maybe 85. Decline, despair, loneliness, cutting, purging, and a whole lot more.