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ISBN13: 9780142415573
ISBN10: 014241557x
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aDead girl walking, a the boys say in the halls.

aTell us your secret, a the girls whisper, one toilet to another.

I am that girl.

I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

I 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 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 friendas restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Liaas descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

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Six years after Cassie and Lia resolved to become the skinniest girls in their school, Cassie dies. Unable to bear the sadness and guilt following Cassie's death, Lia spirals deeper into her own eating disorder. Elijah, the last person to see Cassie alive, helps Lia find the strength to face her own demons and enter recovery.

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The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.

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Laurie Halse Anderson is the recipient of both the Margaret A. Edwards Award and the ALAN Award, both of which honor her contributions to young adult literature. Best-known for National Book Award Finalist Speak, she is also the author of Catalyst, Prom and Twisted, as well as the Vet Volunteers series for younger readers, Fever, 1793, and Chains (also a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction). She lives in Northern New York State with her husband.

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Traci Newcomb, August 12, 2014 (view all comments by Traci Newcomb)
Wintergirls is a book that will haunt you. It isone of those books that gives you an entirely new perspective. It is a hard topic that is considered taboo but, needs to be talked about. It was a fantastic book.
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liljtk98, September 24, 2013 (view all comments by liljtk98)
This book was a really negative book, and thats okay normally, but this was nothing but negative events. It made me into a depressed mood while i was reading it. But, it really related to some girls.
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Miss_Misfit, May 30, 2012 (view all comments by Miss_Misfit)
This story was powerful as well as distrubing. To see what goes through a mind of a broken teen, who lost her best friend. It brings light to what girls and boys face these days with self image. How desprately Lia wanted to be skinny, because she didn't feel good enough. Or kept trying to be skinnier for her best friend who died from the disorder. This diary perspective give more insight than a normal perspective could. The thoughts, the feelings, the regrets line up on the page like tin soliders. Each one holding a razor sharp edge.
Lia was a wintergirl because she was living as she should, but she wasn't dead. She wanted to be frozen in her idea of a 'perfect body'. The bitter coldness of the thought froze her into where she was. Her best friend Cassie tried to pull her to death, but Lia relized she had more to fight for. Emma shows the stregnth that Lia needed to over come what she went through. No girl should see herself like that. Not even a wintergirl.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142415573
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.38x5.40x.79 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 288 pages Speak - English 9780142415573 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Six years after Cassie and Lia resolved to become the skinniest girls in their school, Cassie dies. Unable to bear the sadness and guilt following Cassie's death, Lia spirals deeper into her own eating disorder. Elijah, the last person to see Cassie alive, helps Lia find the strength to face her own demons and enter recovery.
"Synopsis" by ,

The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope.

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