Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wintergirls

Title: Wintergirls
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 278
Published: 2009
Date Finished: 27 April 2009
My Rating: 3 Stars
Challenges: 100+, Library, Seconds, Young Adult


It was pretty easy to get caught up in Laurie Halse Anderson's newest book, Wintergirls. A chilling look at a girl dealing with anorexia, it was not always a pleasant read but it was definitely compelling.
Lia's former best friend has died alone in a motel room after calling Lia dozens of times with pleas for help. Lia has been to rehab twice before but the death of her friend sends her on a downward spiral as she tries to lower her weight more and more.
I liked that the story was told from Lia's perspective because as a reader you were really able to see how warped the thought process can be for someone suffering from this disorder.
I did not necessarily care too much for all the strike throughs, dots and dashes etc in the text. A little too gimmicky for me, but I can see those things appealing to the books intended audience.
I found this book both disturbing and compelling at the same time.

1 comment:

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Another good book that deals with eating disorders is Behind the Broken Image.

Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of HOPE..
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Ch. 1 is online!