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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Oct 14, 11

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Read in October, 2011

Although this was one of the authors I was required to read, the title and the cover of this realistic fiction really intrigued me.

Lia deals with falling back into her anorexic and self-punishing habits after she learns that her old friend Cassie died.

This is very poetically written--the style of it reminds me of The Book Thief. Half of it is narrative, half of it is stream of thought--very intriguing. Just the style of the writing itself makes the book worth reading.

In ninth grade, I read a book about an anorexic girl who ended up in rehab--I can't remember the title of it, but I thought it did a good job describing the thought process of those with eating disorders. However, Anderson does it so much better. I now feel like I understand why anorexic girls do what they do.

The funny thing is, when I was reading this, I was getting over food poisoning...so all I had eaten in the past 24 hours was an apple, one water bottle, and 2 pieces of toast. I just didn't have an appetite. However, I was about to go to bed on the second day of no appetite--the queasiness was gone, but I still didn't feel like eating anything. While reading this book and seeing Lia not wanting to eat and furiously obsessed with counting calories, I went to my kitchen (not hungry) and grabbed the pretzels and hummus and another water bottle.

I would recommend this to probably 7th or maybe 8th grade and higher. Girls would probably be way more interested in this than girls.
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