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Wintergirls

by Laurie Halse Anderson

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There were two beautiful girls and they were best friends. Their names were Lia and Cassie. All will be ordinary if they won’t be wintergirls frozen in bodies of matchstick, they had a competition, who will be more thinner? But their size was less than double-zero. When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend's restless spirit.
In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

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...thunderechoes when the truck crashes into the ground. The kids in the audience aren't even watching. They're fighting about their popcorn and candy, and whining about going to the potty. The box opens and the razors slide out, whisper sweet. Used to be that my whole body was my canvas--hot cuts licking my ribs, ladder rungs climbing my arms, thick milkweed stalks shooting up my thighs. When I moved to jenniferland, my father made one condition. A daughter who forgets how to eat, well that was bad, but it was just a phase and I was over it. But a daughter who opens her own skin bag, wanting to let her shell fall to the ground so she can dance? That was just sick. No cutting, Lia Mar- rigan Overbrook. Not under Daddy's roof. Bottom line. Deal breaker. The fox-heroes on the big screen turn their eyes into lightning. They grit their teeth and wince when the mon- sters throw them against the mountain, but they always, always get back up, retie their red scarves and laugh. All...

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