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Book Review: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, Cherokee High School Visit

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By Mandy Webster

Wintergirls. Laurie Halse Anderson. Penguin Group, 2009.

I’ve been a fan of Laurie Halse Anderson since I read her novel, Speak last spring. So, when I came across Wintergirls in a bargain bin back in November, I had to grab it. And am I glad I did! In Speak, Anderson tackled the topic of rape, and now in Wintergirls, she takes on eating disorders in an equally engaging manner.

Wintergirls is the story of Lia, a teenage girl who is barely recovering from anorexia, after a forced hospital stay, when she learns that her former best friend Cassie has died. Read more…

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Read with Me: December Books

Cover of "Wintergirls"

Cover of Wintergirls

By Mandy Webster

OK, I admit it. I am the worst blogger ever. Here we are 10 days into the month, and I am just now telling you what to read. (As if you can’t decide for yourself, right?) I try not to make excuses for myself, but the reason is that it was the end of the semester and I had tons of my own writing to do. Anyway, here’s what’s up for December:

  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Guess what, I’ve already finished it! I picked this out of a bargain bin while shopping the Thanksgiving weekend sales at an outlet mall. When I got home, I started reading and just couldn’t put it down. So, if you’ve already read this one, let’s start talking. I loved this book, and Anderson is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite YA authors. Read more…