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FREE READ ´ Wintergirls Ý ✽ Wintergirls kindle Epub ❁ Author Laurie Halse Anderson – “Dead girl walking” the boys say in the halls“Tell us your secret” the girls whisper one toilet to anotherI am that girlI am the space between my thighs daylight shining throughI am the bones “Dead girl walking” the boN 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. Laurie Halse Anderson sinks her teeth into writes about eating disorders in this one She distracts from the too familiar story and flat characters uses lots of clever formatting including numberstiny textthree guessesThis could have been a good book if Anderson had spent less time being clever and time creating solid characters that would have strengthened a story that's been told plenty of times before


ThroughI am the bones they want wired on a porcelain frame Lia and Cassie are best friends wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies competitors in a deadly contest to see who ca. I initially found this book to be absolutely repulsive the narrative was suffused with this sense that something was hideously wrong and the devices that Anderson was using to describe narrator Lia's reality hinted at a disturbing mania As it turns out this is exactly right Lia's sense of self was damaged even before her former best friend Cassie died alone and in pain Their partnership was a deathly one; both girls aspired to be the skinniest as they struggled to grasp their way into adolescence both traumatized by events from the past Lia's choice was starvation Cassie's was purging Now that Lia is left to pursue the goal alone ghosts rise up unbidden and voices haunt her days and nights The loudest and most horrific is of course Cassie reminding her that they have a pact and that she is waiting for Lia between the veil of this world and the nextAnderson does an incredible job of portraying mental illness and eating disorders opening a door for readers into the inner hell of sufferers

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Wintergirls“Dead girl walking” the boys say in the halls“Tell us your secret” the girls whisper one toilet to anotherI am that girlI am the space between my thighs daylight shining. I didn't care for the writing style all the crossed out words just felt like an unneccessary affectation that slowed down the pace of the book The chapter headings 00100 etc were a distraction that took me several chapters to even realize what the numbers meant The descriptions are uglyI didn't make any connection to Lia and never grew to like her As written her character seemed like a spoiled rich brat who was not even kind enough to pick up the phone to speak to the parents of her dead best friend even when the girl's mother is begging herShe is willing to run off with a young man that she barely knows or likes in order to not have to face the conseuences of what she's done to herself She uses him to get what she wantsneeds without giving him even a tiny bit of honesty until she is forced to do so None of the things she does make me understand her or like her I simply never grew to care whether or not she got well and had this book been successful for me I should have cared Lia makes reference to the fact that she knows she is starving herself so she isn't acting out of unawareness or confusion she simply doesn't care if she's hurting herself or her family or anyone Her attitude toward her parents is heartless and cold although all they try to do throughout the entire book is help her She blames them for her illness and doesn't ever seem to take responsibility for it on herself A uote from the end of the book The tiny elf dancer became a wooden doll whose strings were jerked by people not paying attentionThat seems to say that she still isn't responisible for what she did to herself if they'd been paying attention to her instead of trying to get her to be what they wanted or pursuing their careers she wouldn't have gotten sick in her opinion I'm sure there are many better books about anorexia This reads like a manual on how to be anorexic For me this one is a don't bother to read itNOTE For anyone who wants to rip into me and tell me that I don't know anything about eating disorders Well you don't know me and you don't know what I do or do not know about eating disorders You don't know what personal experience I might or might not have So I'd appreciate it if that's your only intent if you didn't leave a comment telling me what a bad person I am for not liking a fictional story My review of a BOOK is not intended to put down or de value anyone A careful reading of the review would make it clear that I did not care for the way the author chose to portray this character not that I was putting her down for having an eating disorder Let me say that again If Lia was an alcoholic chocoholic shopaholic drug addict sex addict hoarder snowboarder prom ueen cheerleader or any other kind of character I still would NOT have enjoyed the way the story and charcter was presented I hope that's clear This isn't an autobiography or Lia's real life memoirs It's made up a story fiction not true There are characters in many books that for whatever reason are not likeable For me personally Lia is one of them Any further comments that are merely tearing into me about what I do or not know any personal attacks are not productive Name calling and hurling insults isn't adding anything to the discussion If you want to discuss the book I'll gladly do that Thanks