Book Title: Wintergirls
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Date Read: October 3rd (2013)
‘Wintergirls’ was a short but surprisingly good read. At first I felt it was slightly hard to get in to, but after a while I soon felt really empathetic towards the protagonist, Lia (despite never having an eating disorder).
The main story is about Lia, who has an eating disorder. Her best friend Cassie has died. It follows the story of her dealing with Cassie’s death whilst trying to deal with an eating disorder at the same time. The insight into Lia’s mind was so interesting it made me wonder whether the author had ever experienced an eating disorder, as it seemed so real and detailed.
Lia meets a boy later on in the book, and me being the typical romance lover I expected this to develop more, however (much to my disappointment) it does not amount to much.
The end of the book was good, although it felt somewhat cut off. As if there was more to say but not enough pages.
Overall, I give this book 3/5. I’d recommend especially to those interested in psychology or just a detailed look at the mind of an anorexic.