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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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – review

This girl shivers and crawls under the covers with all her clothes on and falls into an overdue library book, a faerie story with rats and marrow and burning curses. I just finished reading wintergirlx for the second time and everything I said in my original review stands, goodbye, I love this book qnderson than life itself.

Here’s what we know about Cassie: Her parents try to help but are easily fooled into believing she is better, even after Cassie dies from bulimia.

The loudest and most horrific is, of course, Cassie hakse her that they have a pact and that she is waiting for Lia between the veil of this world and the next. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration at all to say that some readers will find salvation in this book, and for that alone, it deserves a dozen stars. Lia is not just anorexic. This book is fantastic and laufie should read it.

Families can talk about body image, healthy self-image, and cultural expectations for women’s bodies. Pages to import images to Wikidata. There is a subtle hint early on that Cassie had been sexually assaulted when she was very young.


Or anyone because it’s just Refresh and try again. There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. Laurle Challenged Books for Kids and Teens. First, there needs to be much more research so the docs can understand better the physiological and andreson underpinnings of these disorders.

Wintergirls Q&A

My review of a BOOK is not intended to put down or de-value anyone. Hearing from readers who were struggling with eating disorders made me want to write about their battle.

I hope that my books can make a positive difference in the life of reader who is struggling like I did. How else can publishers let teens know about new books? Parents recommend Popular with kids. And yet, throughout, there is the feeling that if somehow you could only reach in and talk to this girl, you could save her life.

Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

May 04, Linda rated it it was ok Shelves: This book can help readers and parents delve into a slew of difficult topics, mostly having to do with body image and eating disorders. Highly recommended for teens interested in or struggling with an eating disorder. Ten percent of Americans with eating disorders are male, but the public face of eating disorders continues to be female. I think that was a really sweet touch, and I loved it so, so much.

I went to pro-ana web sites which foolishly promote anorexia as a lifestyle choice to see what they were talking about.

What parents need to know Parents need to know this is a very, very intense book about the mental and physical pain endured by teens andersn eating disorders. And while eating disorders commonly do reach this laurle point, we never get a glimpse of what Lia is aside from a series of behaviors and pounds lost. Jul 29, Evelina rated it it was amazing. I was long divided. I am oh-so-ready for more people I know to have read this book so I can talk with them about it!!


Apr 24, Kathryn rated wintfrgirls it was amazing Shelves: I strongly, strongly suggest they speak to a doctor for professional advice. Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. Eating disorders have the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. They are Lia and Cassie. March 1, Publisher’s recommended age s: As when lauris all books about anorexia nervosa, or people starving for whatever reason, reading this made me want to eat!

Well, you don’t know me and you don’t know what I do or do not know about eating disorders.

The true nature of anorexia is made painfully clear. Take your time and practice good self-care. There are wintergirlw ton of fictitious works with eating disorders out there, but I don’t believe I know of one that incorporates the real consequences of this disorder.

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