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Wintergirls

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Paperback - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Wintergirls


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Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
Authors: Anderson, Laurie Halse
Statement of Responsibility: Laurie Halse Anderson
Title: Wintergirls
Publisher: New York :, Speak,, 2010, c2009
Characteristics: 278, 6 p. ;,21 cm.
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As someone who has recovered from an eating disorder, this book had me in tears. It's very realistic and if I were weak willed it would've triggered me. I recommend it. It's a great read. I was never confused by it but I come from her perspective sort of.

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  • ARIEL D SMITH rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

this is okay, its wirth a read, kind of slow but worth the read. a little good lesson.

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  • crazyflipper247 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wintergirls is another inspiring book by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is about the struggle of anorexia and the loss of your best friend. Lia's best friend, Cassie dies. They were both anorexic, and they would cut them selves. They stuck together until Cassie's time on Earth was up. Cassie's ghost keeps haunting Lia, though. Cassie finally makes Lia realize that she has to want to get better to get better. She finally overcomes the eating disorder and gets back to her normal life.

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  • emorrison829 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought it was an excellent story about overcoming an eating disorder. It was very realistic. I would definitely recommend reading it!

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  • Missnothing rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Intense, fast moving. Will draw you in from the first page. I absolutely love the metaphor between a winter girl and how an anorexic stays at the same age as when they developed the disease. The whole novel is just beautiful. The ending will shock you to no end. This is one of my favorite books in eating disorder literature.

The best book ever Very intriguing

This book is confusing at first but really good. Lia learns to deal with her best friend cassie, Cassie's ghost and anorexia.

Report This Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not an easy read. More hopeful ending, but certainly a scary and very realistic story. Can imagine a lot of girls seeing themselves in this book.

Heart breaking book and I felt so cold reading it. A little confused at times, but still a great book.

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  • pplarel rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I didn't enjoy this book, I think it was meant for a different audience than me though.

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  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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Coarse Language: Swearing that is it

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  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Decline, despair, loneliness, cutting, purging, and a whole lot more.

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  • Missnothing rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“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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  • Ambiii143 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

MUST NOT EAT. MUST NOT EAT.

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