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Wintergirls

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Narrated By: Jeannie Stith

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2009

Duration: 7 hours 6 minutes

Summary:

"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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  • Cheryl Hunter

    I loved this book so much I read it in day and I loathe reading

  • Paperback Reader

    Until listening to this account of eating disorders, did not understand why or how someone could have an image of themselves that was so opposite of how they are. Very much worth the listen, both to understand the anorexic and to understand the frustration of family members that the disorder affects.