Wintergirls (MP3 CD)

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“Wintergirls searches to find meaning behind the pain women hold inside themselves. Anderson gives a terrifying glimpse into a young girl's struggle with an eating disorder that grows into horrible self mutilation. Even though I found the subject scary, Anderson's insight into it was enlightening and inspiring!”
— Sarah Hill, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423391890
ISBN-10: 1423391896
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: March 19th, 2009
Language: English