words kill, words give life


Posted in books and stories by Kaitlin on October 11, 2009

Wintergirls is a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson (the author of reading list favorite Speak). The story follows Lia as she deals with anorexia, self-mutilation and her ex-friend Cassie’s ghost.

It’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not in Lia’s world, but this doesn’t hurt the book. Instead, Anderson’s ambiguity pulls you deeper into Lia’s world where she is her own most dangerous enemy.

If you want insight into the mind of a troubled young woman, Anderson is an expert guide. But beware. Wintergirls will stay with you.


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  1. Sarah K. said, on October 16, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Oooh, sounds good. I loved Speak. Is “Wintergirls” young adult fiction too?

    • Kaitlin said, on October 27, 2009 at 9:56 am

      Yes, but I think any age could get something out of reading it.

  2. princessnyssa said, on November 25, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I just read this book and reviewed it on my blog. http://inaquietcorner.wordpress.com I’m glad to see I’m not the only one to like it. I also agree that people of any age could get something out of reading it. I love how Laurie Halse Anderson makes a difficult subject relatable. She is a very good author, and a courageous one too. đŸ™‚

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