Author: Sherrah Behrens

Book Talk: Wintergirls

Wintergirls, published in the spring of 2009, tells the story of Lia, who is on a quest to be the skinniest girl at school. Told from Lia’s point of view, it carefully captures the mind of a girl consumed with anorexia. As she counts calories and then exercises those calories away, she watches her weight drop, even as she lies to herself and to her family that she is okay. It’s an honest, heart-wrenching book that follows Lia’s journey through her illness and into her first steps to recovery and health. Anderson is the award winning writer of contemporary and historical young adult...

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