Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

wintergirlsThis is an eye-opener of a story.
This is about Lia.
This is about Cassie.
This is about always seeing what the others don’t see in the mirror.
This is about being a twig but seeing a log.The story opens with Lia hearing the news of Cassie dead. Alone. In a motel room. All alone.
SufferingGoing through Anorexia Nervosa, Lia has been always fat in her own eyes. 100.00 should be 90.00 and 90.00 should be 85.00. It doesn’t stop at that though. It goes on and on.
Haunted by the ghost of her best friend, Lia doesn’t know what to do. Who to trust, who will believe her after all. She doesn’t want to be locked up in a mental ward when she very well knows what’s happening.This story follows the battle of Lia against her own self; in which she wins and loses, you have to read yourself to find out.

Some choice quotes:

-> “Why?” is the wrong question. Ask “Why not?”

-> When you’re alive, people can hurt you. It’s easier to crawl into a bone cage or a snowdrift of confusion. It’s easier to lock everybody out.
But It’s a lie.

And now, my personal favourite:

-> There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.

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