Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Review ~ Wintergirls

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Published: February 2009
Genre: Realistic Fiction
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Description from Fantastic Fiction:
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend's restless spirit.
In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

YA Staff Review:
Such a popular topic, especially for girls. How thin is too thin? When does the desire to be thin become a mental issue rather than a health issue? I really enjoyed this story. The writing style is different than  your normal story. It is disjointed and contains lots of "she things, but she says" throughout the book rather than standard chapters, paragraphs and pages full of text. I found it to be a quick read and enjoyed this different writing style.

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