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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Posted by Caitie F on November 8, 2014

Title: Wintergirls 5152478
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Hardcover: 278 pages
Pub Date: March 19, 2009
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Rating: +++++

Summary from pub:

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can 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 spirit.


I have loved every single book I have read by Laurie Halse Anderson. She is a brilliant writer. i saw her speak at LeakyCon and she is also just one of the most amazing speakers I have ever seen. If you ever have the chance to see her speak, don’t pass it up.

To put it simply, this book has saved lives. I am sure of it because teens have talked about it online, so I am pretty sure it has also saved others who aren’t comfortable talking about it. It has saved lives and it is one of the most painfully beautiful books. The writing is absolutely stunning. The characters feel so real and reading it really hurt sometimes.

Laurie Halse Anderson gets teens in a way that few adults do. She writes with wisdom, but also compassion. This may be the best YA book I have read all year. It has certainly stayed with my the most.


One Response to “Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson”

  1. Oh I agree – Anderson is brilliant!

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