• Wintergirls
  • Wintergirls
  • Wintergirls
ISBN: 067001110X
EAN13: 9780670011100
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 19, 2009
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 8.4" L x 5.7" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Dead girl walking, the boys say in the halls. Tell us your secret, 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 were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way - thin, thinner, thinnest - maybe she'll disappear altogether. In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia. Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009

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    It takes about 4 Hours and 44 minutes on average for a reader to read Wintergirls. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.

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    The recommended reading level for Wintergirls is 8th Grade through 12th Grade .

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    The Lexile score for Wintergirls is 730.

  • How long is Wintergirls?

    Wintergirls is 288 pages long.

  • Who wrote Wintergirls?

    Wintergirls was written by Laurie Anderson

  • Which awards has Wintergirls won?

    Wintergirls won the following awards:

    in 2009 Wintergirls won the Cybils in category .

    in 2010 Wintergirls won the Tayshas Reading in category .

    in 2010 Wintergirls won the Delaware Diamonds Award in category .

    in 2010 Wintergirls won the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers in category .

    in 2010 Wintergirls won the Iowa High School Book Award in category .

    in 2010 Wintergirls won the Indies Choice Book Awards in category .

    in 2011 Wintergirls won the Grand Canyon Reader Award in category .

    in 2011 Wintergirls won the Rhode Island Teen Book Award in category .

    in 2011 Wintergirls won the Volunteer State Book Awards in category .

    in 2012 Wintergirls won the Green Mountain Book Award in category .

    in 2012 Wintergirls won the Colorado Blue Spruce Award in category .

    in 2014 Wintergirls won the Nutmeg Book Award in category .

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   Lia and Cassie used to be best friends. After a falling out
Cassie and Lia used to be the best friends. After a falling out, Cassie distanced herself from the unpredictable Lia. Ultimately, Cassie's life ended too soon from an apparent overdose caused by her eating disorder. Cassie is now on the road to some sort of recovery from her own eating disorder, while being haunted by the memory of Lia. It was almost in verse and was captivating from the get-go. Fair warning that this book deals with eating disorders heavily and may be triggering. I enjoyed it overall and gave it a 55.
I am not going to say I like the book, but I dislike it when I say I dislike the book. I am a freshman in high school and in the summer of seventh grade, we had a summer reading list and we had to choose two books. I have chosen this book and I am MALALA. I've read I am Malala much faster and was more eager to read it compared to this book. Wintergirls, although not a bad book, gets a little boring in the first half. I read the first 12 in a week and the second half in a single sitting. I felt that there was '' not a movement until the last 40 pages, which had me dissapointed. I like the story line, but I feel that the actual story could have been a little better.
   An excellent story that gave a look into the mind of ...
An excellent story that gave a glimpse into the mind of a young girl with a severe eating disorder. Lia is shocked by people who love and care for her, but she doesn 't understand that they are trying to save her life. It is only when she is forced to face her friend's death that she finally realizes what she has done to herself and those who love her. This book helped me see that eating disorders are indeed an illness and not something that a person can get over without plenty of support and love.
   Intense & Worth Your Time
It explores the world of a teenage girl with an eating disorder, whose life is already in shambles and her best friend dies. It's emotional, but definitely worth the read.
   Great for understanding eating disorders
This book is necessary if you know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder. It clearly describes the thought process in great details and the leading to excessive eating disorder behaviors.
   Powerful and real book
I loved this book ''. I have a sister who has anorexia nervosa. It helped me reunite with my sister again. I recommend reading this book because, even if you don 't relate to it, it is a very powerful book that tests your inner emotions.
   Insightful and realistic.
The book entangles the reader from the first page to the last. I highly recommend '' this book.
   A must read
I couldn t put this book down. As a mother and a high school teacher, I couldn t stop thinking about how many young people suffer from eating disorders and mental illness.