Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wow. That's what I have to say about this book. Just wow. It's not a Newbery book, but it was an AWESOME book. First, the blurb...

"Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - think, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether. "

This book deals with several psychological problems: anorexia, depression, cutting, suicide, etc. So, it is not a light, easy read. But, it was SO interesting from a psychological perspective. The book was written in a way that made you feel like you were in Lia's head, and gives insight into how people with eating disorders think.

I highly recommend this book, however, it can be quite disturbing in places.

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely be looking into this. I love stories like this, I can relate to them.