Monday, May 18, 2009
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
New York : Viking, 2009
Lia and Cassie have been best friends for a long time. And now Cassie is gone. She was found dead and alone in a motel room. After leaving Lia 33 messages that Lia ignored. Is there something that Lia could have done to save her friend? Lia doesn't even recognize the self-destructive tendencies in her own life. The anorexia, the cutting, the low self image. Even after lots of therapy and threats from her parents, Lia is still obsessed with her weight. She plays the game of getting better but delights in seeing the numbers on the scale go down everyday. 101.30, 97.00, 89.00 ...