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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Much shock, much surprise.

And no, there is no cure, just a way of learning to deal with it if you can manage to let go of the panic that each calory intake creates. I was long divided.

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Readers, whether they know much or little about eating disorders, won’t walk wintegrirls having gained more insight than an article on Lindsay Lohan would give them. Parents need to know this is a very, very intense book about the mental and physical pain endured by teens with eating disorders. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? But I do wonder at the stereotypes Anderson chooses to embrace and reject. Everyone else is just blind. Ten percent of Americans with eating disorders are male, but the public face of eating disorders continues to be female.


She blames them for her illness and doesn’t ever seem to take responsibility for it on herself.

I don’t have a lot insight into the disease so this was a real eye opener for me; I wasn’t aware how people with anorexia were able to actually self-discipline themselves to not eat. I cried my way through every draft of that book and emerged a much healthier person for it at the end.

Melvin Burgess of The Guardian says, “The true nature of anorexia is made painfully clear. As when reading all books about anorexia nervosa, or people starving for whatever reason, reading this made me want to eat!

We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 8 comments. I applaud her, truly. But the truth of her story, the moral of it, is such an urgent and imparting one. This book gets five stars and not four from me, despite a couple of flaws, because Lia seemed so real and the writing style was wonderful and the language was lovely. 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 by Laurie Halse Anderson – review

How old is your kid? In a world riddled with made-for-tv, paint-by-numbers eating disorder cliche, Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson separates itself from the pack. What can I say about this book? Lia the main character and her best friend Cassie and also Lia and a friend Hakse play the Hearts card game, apparently with a deck of cards and not on a computer, but you need a minimum of three players, not just two, in order to play Hearts.



For anyone who wants to rip into me and tell me that I don’t know wintergirs about eating disorders. It’s really an astonishing story that overflows with emotions.

That’s just it, Lia made me believe in her story. As the story progresses Lia is left to wonder a few things.

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Teen, 14 years old Written by toolieloolie March 24, I can’t stress enough how wonderful this representation of EDs was to me and how grateful I am this book exists. It’s not just about what she puts into her mouth, but how she perceives her compulsions and the empty void she lives in.

I felt extremely sorry for her. It tells the story of a girl, Lia Overbrook, who suffers from anorexia and self harm.

Return to Book Page. I didn’t, not at first.