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ThroughI am the bones they want wired on a porcelain frame Lia and Cassie are best friends wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies competitors in a deadly contest to see who ca Lia fights a war every day A war with herself A war with food At 95 pounds she still feels fat When she looks in the mirror she sees the pockets of fat hanging on her body Everyone else is just blind Two stays in a treatment facility hasn’t cured her; it just forced her to develop techniues to survive in a world of food She picks the bruised apples at lunch so she has an excuse to cut some of it off she sews uarters in the lining of her robe to add weight when she has to stand on the scale in front of her stepmother and she cuts herself – just little cuts in order to let the pain leak out of her bodyWhen Lia learns that Cassie her best friend has been found dead in a motel room maintaining any healthy habit is extremely difficult Not only does she have to listen to her own voice obsessing about every calorie of food she consumes; now she has to deal with Cassie making her ghostly appearances and cheering her on and encouraging her to get skinnier so Lia can join Cassie on the “other side”Lia must decide where she wants to be – in the world with the living or stuck in the frozen world where she has trapped herself Laurie Halse Anderson has done it again With this being the tenth anniversary of the release of SPEAK it is a wonderful time for WINTERGIRLS to debut It is an extremely powerful and honest look at the life of an anorexic girl You will be choked up and at a loss for words by the time you get to the final page

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WintergirlsN 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 spiri ariel says everyone loves this book and that's probably true these girls today are probably super drawn to this kind of story it's not bad i just already have a favorite teen problem novel about anorexia one that doesn't have the voice of this narrator who was so immersed in her dreamworld she freuently spoke in this forced poetic voice that i found distracting used to be that my whole body was my canvas hot cuts lick my ribs ladder rungs climbing my arms thick milkweed stalks shooting up my thighs when i moved to jenniferland my father made one condition a daughter who forgets how to eat well that was bad but it was just a phase and i was over it but a daughter who opens her own skin bag wanting to let her shell fall to the ground so she can dance? that was just sickmy hands read a braille map hewn from bone starting with my hollow breasts threaded with blue vein rivers thick with ice i count my ribs like rosary beads muttering incantations fingers curling under the bony cage they can almost touch what's hiding insidefor me that voice gets old pretty uick and the constant crossouts not pictured; it stands out and makes the layout eye catching but not in a positive way to my elderly eyei honestly don't understand anorexia me i have no discipline i lack the amount of self control it takes to not eat the entire pint of ice cream and even with all of the politicalsocial pressure i lack the interestwillpower to stop eating fuzzy baby animals so the rigorous scrutiny of everything that passes the lips of the anorectic the obsessing and calorie memorizing and constant vigilance shit i'm in grad school i don't need anything else to think about for reals why can't these girls channel this energy into something awesome like painting or science and bridge building? i know it is complicated than all that but it just seems exhausting and trouble than it is worth this put a nice twist on the teenorexia novel; the way it takes it a step further and really plays upon the character's perceived culpability in the death of her best friend which is of course a factor in her own illness but is also a whole other potential novel so i liked the layering of two different enmeshed problems i appreciated its ambition but ultimately i prefer my old tried and true book from my junior high be aware fair i want to like her books so much and there are still three i plan to read but so far the two i have read have seemed like books teen girls would really respond to but i just can't get into but greg sheesh speak is like his all time favorite he is such a girl but not a little gollum girl

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Wintergirls Epub å 278 pages ✓ Dcmdirect Õ [BOOKS] ✬ Wintergirls Author Laurie Halse Anderson – “Dead girl walking” the boys say in the halls“Tell us your secret” the girls whisper one toilet to anotherI am that girlI am the space between my thighs daylight shining throughI am the bones “Dead girl walking” the boys say in the halls“Tell us your secret” the girls whisper one toilet to anotherI am that girlI am the space between my thighs daylight shining 45 Stars This book was a really emotional read for me It's been recommended to me a million times over and I'm so glad I finally picked it upThe writing in this book was incredible Everything flowed together perfectly and it was like reading a masterpiece than just reading a book I'm extremely impressed with the way the author was able to capture all of Lia's experiences with the perfect words words that fit together so flawlessly it's impossible for them to be described any other wayThe portrayal of eating disorders in this book is also PHENOMENAL I'm truly amazed this isn't an own voices novel with how accurately the author was able to capture the experience of suffering from such a life altering disorder Lia's voice is the voice of an anorexic to a t; The anger the bitterness the resentment the cold hearted carelessness was so true it's almost frightening I want to eat like a normal person eats but I need to see my bones or I will hate myself even and I might cut out my heart or take every pill that was ever madeThis is the reality I struggle to live with every single day and I am so grateful someone was able to capture it so precisely I'm also so thankful this book showed the truly horrifying reality of eating disorders; This is a fatal illness There are a ton of fictitious works with eating disorders out there but I don't believe I know of one that incorporates the real conseuences of this disorder Cassie's death especially the cause was a crucial part of not only the plot of this story but why I feel this is such an important read There's absolutely NO glorification of this illness and this novel did a fantastic job at showing how dangerous it can be I can't stress enough how wonderful this representation of EDs was to me and how grateful I am this book existsThe only issue I have with this book is a personal one and that is how many flashbacks were included In the beginning of the book I felt every 5 or so pages I was reading another flashback which is a bit excessive for my reading tastes I understand flashbacks are sometimes necessary to fully tell a story as they are in this novel as well I just personally prefer novels focused in the present and I felt the first half of the book relied very heavily on flashbacks I wasn't too keen on readingLuckily the book really picked up for me in the second half We shy away from the past and move into the approaching end to the story which was really amazing This is where we truly see the raw emotion and authenticity of Lia's character how her illness really affects her The second half of this book is where I feel it really flourishes and develops into the extremely powerful novel that it is If it has one final flaw the ending felt slightly abrupt and I would have loved to see how things progresses from where we end but I understand the significance of the point the book ended at so either way I'm satisfiedOverall I really loved this book I seriously felt identified and really saw myself in Lia which I am inherently grateful for I do agree with the endless trigger warnings placed on this novel because like many great mental health novels the content is so authentic it may be harmful than helpful But if you are in a healthy mindset and looking to either learn about eating disorders or relate to a book based off of your own experiences Wintergirls is at the top of my recommendations list