West Regional Library Reads: Wintergirls

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Lia has gone to anorexia rehab. She will die to stay thin.  Why?  Her best friend Cassie, decided to have a contest to see who could be the thinnest, the best wintergirl.  But when Lia decided not to talk to Cassie after she went to rehab, Cassie seems even more determined to win.
Cassie has died in a hotel room, but only after calling Lia 33 times, each time Lia ignoring her.  Now, Lia knows she must make it to the magic number; 0 pounds.  Between dropping pennies in her pockets (to add weight, so her stepmother thinks she’s eating well), and being visited by Cassie’s ruthless ghost, Lia begins to lose control of her life, forgetting how to eat, breathe, live.  You take a journey into a girl with anorexia’s mind, and learn that anorexia is like a drug. It’s easier to get addicted; harder to stop.

– Teen Reviewer: Divya R., West Regional Library


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