Beth
Beth asked Laurie Halse Anderson:

Which character was harder to write about: Lia from Wintergirls or Melinda from Speak?

Laurie Halse Anderson It was more challenging to write about Lia. Both girls suffered from a lot of pain and trauma, but Lia's anorexia compounded her emotional problems dramatically and made her struggle to reach for help and health that much harder.

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