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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Oct 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: teen, teen-realistic-fiction, weight-image-issues

Audiobook. The reader made the parents sound like they were chronically constipated. This was just an okay "read" for me. I found myself confused about the nature of anorexia, since I had always thought that people who suffer from it have distorted body images and are unable to see their bodies as they actually are (i.e. they always see themselves as fat when they are in fact the reverse). Lia seems to see herself perfectly well. She's an anorexic, hallucinogenic to the point of near-schizophrenia, and a cutter. Her best friend, Cassie, a bulimic, dies from her disease alone in a hotel room after trying to call Lia 30+ times.

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