Overall: 97/100 or A
Lia struggles with Anorexia. She had a sick contest with her best friend, Cassie on who could be the skinniest girl. That was until she went to rehab and Cassie ditched her like she had the plague. The book starts out with the mysterious death of Cassie in a hotel room and the 33 calls that were left unanswered.
Lia continues down the path of her eating disorder, thought it could easily kill her. She starts seeing the ghost of Cassie everywhere.
Wintergirls is a convincing novel of eating disorders, being alone, and the spiral of depression. Both my mom and older sister have had eating disorders and are currently not showing any symptoms. So, in that aspect it hit really close to home. I think that the counting calories was very realistic and interesting. It was really sad to see a girl that wouldn't be happy with her appearance until she was dead. If you are looking for a very deep haunting novel that is fantastical written, I hightly suggest this, because Laurie Halse Anderson has dug deep to come up with this novel that can only be explained as amazing.
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Take Care, Sarah.