Everything flowed together perfectly and it was more like reading a masterpiece than just reading a book. As when reading all books about anorexia nervosa, or people starving for whatever reason, reading this made me want to eat! The book starts with Cassie dying from repetitive vomiting. But Laurie Halse Anderson is very close to the top of the list of my favorite authors who write for teens, and this is the second title in the row of hers that I've given two stars. Over that goes your regular clothes, as long as they are tight. She looks at food and all she sees are numbers. This was one of the first times that Lia allowed herself to disregard anything so superficial as a number on a scale and allow herself to feel strong for doing the right thing for her body as well as her family. I think that was a really sweet touch, and I loved it so, so much.
This is a hard story to write, and Anderson has even said that this was inspired by the readers that wrote to her about their eating disorders — this must have been hard to write as well for that connection. In her final vision, Cassie welcomes her to the other side, saying that she's so proud of her and that death is only a moment away. Amazon seems to have eaten my review maybe it will be posted in a couple days? Before I go further, before I'm made out to be insensitive, these are things you need to know. Πότε όμως αυτό ξεφεύγει από τα πλαίσια του φυσιολογικού και γίνεται αρρώστια που σε Δυο αχώριστες φίλες, η Lia και η Cassie,βάζουν ένα στοίχημα μεταξύ τους το οποίο μάχονται να κερδίσουν. The story is compelling, at times actually terrifying, and I did cry, but reading it was well worth the painful feelings I experienced. She tries to restrict her diet even more, exercise harder, cut deeper.
For me, personally, Lia is one of them. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the Carnegie medal. Lia broke my heart, and mended it, so many times throughout this book. Could she have saved her if she answered the phone? Is that not ridiculously beautiful? I spun out of control.
Their partnership was a deathly one; both girls aspired to be the skinniest as they struggled to grasp their way into adolescence, both traumatized by events from the past. This girl shivers and crawls under the covers with all her clothes on and falls into an overdue library book, a faerie story with rats and marrow and burning curses. I did not finish this book. Let me say that again. The book made me uncomfortable. Failed mirrors and scales and phone calls. Alienation Another theme of this book is feeling alone and alienated from people.
Γιατί δε χρειάζεται να κάνει κάτι ριψοκίνδυνο που ξεπερνά τις συνήθειες της καθημερινότητάς του. This is a book about anorexia nervosa mainly. If I'm going to devote several hours of my life to follow a character through several hundred pages, I need something to hang Normally, I would have just left my two star really, more like one and a half rating and gone on my way. Είναι όμως πιο εύκολο το να βουλιάζεις τα χάρτινα όνειρά σου από το να τα απελευθερώσεις και να τα αφήσεις να πετάξουν; Όχι,δεν είναι. Her obsession with calories, not eating and weight loss, the lies, the guilt, the unhappiness, consumed her entire life where she couldn't relax even for a moment. Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books: For bio stuff: Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who wri Ask box is open, my friends! Lia is an extremely flawed character. I read it in one day, and I would recommend it to fans of Ellen Hopkins.
Its not nice when girls die. Lia and Cassie were also unhealthily competitve over everything. It wasn't an easy read. I put off this book forever, but I really loved Laurie Halse Anderson's and I knew I needed to read more of her masterpieces. But all winters eventually end, and spring takes over. Take our free Wintergirls quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge.
I think this book was special because it was so raw, but also because of its language. It was right before she cut herself for the final time- right before her sister found her on the bathroom floor bleeding out. It is rotting you and you can't stop. There are a ton of fictitious works with eating disorders out there, but I don't believe I know of one that incorporates the real consequences of this disorder. Lia always felt like people viewed her as some freak that didn't deserve to be treated normal, even her family. Step into a tanning booth and fry yourself for two or three days.
The details of her death have not yet been released, but as Lia goes to the wake and funeral she is reminded of her once strong, but toxic friendship with Cassie. Maybe these things were explained in the book, but I guess way too subtly for my taste. Pages 224-225 were completely blank with no text. Η Laurie Halse Anderson με λυρισμό και μεταφορές,γλαφυρότητα και υποβλητικό ύφος,καταφέρνει να μας μεταδώσει τις αντιφατικές σκέψεις της Lia και τις διατροφικές της συνήθειες: κόβει το φαγητό σε μικρά κομμάτια,προσπαθεί με κάθε τρόπο να δείξει στους άλλους ότι ζυγίζει φυσιολογικά,χρησιμοποιώντας τεχνάσματα. Lia doesn't purge like Cassie does.
She is willing to run off with a young man that she barely knows or likes in order to not have to face the consequences of what she's done to herself. I wanted to swallow the bitter seeds of forgetfulness. At 95 pounds she still feels fat. It frustrated me to a point that made me just want to close this book and throw it away which I could not do since I borrowed it from a library and pick a nice and enjoyable series The Mortal Instruments or The Gallagher Girls perhaps. We're shown through Lia's point of view how she warps her world and relationships that which steers her into de Wintergirls is a story about girl who's struggling with anorexia. I was really reluctant to start this, as a lot of books about eating disorders in the young adult genre are terribly written and have absolutely no concern for those with eating disorders that will read them, but I am so glad that I decided to sit and read this. This fear became evident with how she continued to push her parents away because they had hurt her before as a child due to broken promises, their divorce, and the feeling that they loved their work more than her.