Friday, December 7, 2012

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Today Worth Reading It? is excited to join the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour hosted by WinterHaven Books. This week, we are posting our choice of a Winter Book Review. To see who else is on the sleigh, go to WinterHaven Sleigh Tour for a list of participating blogs.

As part of the festivities, WinterHaven Books is hosting a give-away that will include a copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares and Let it Snow. Good luck and happy holidays!

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by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published March 19th 2009 by Viking Juvenile
ISBN 067001110X (ISBN13: 9780670011100)
Rating 3stars (2.6)

This was chosen for its title. It is not a Christmas book. You will not get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside after reading it. Wintergirls is actually at very dark book about eating disorders. Even though the subject matter is dark, I found the book to be an interesting read. In the beginning of the book Cassie is found dead in a motel room and Lia is left wondering what really happened to her friend.
I didn't too much care for the writing style. I like straightforward writing. If something is to lyrical it seems forced to me. Anyway, it is an interesting look into the head of a young woman who is battle anorexia. Though this is not a book you would typically read for Christmas it still kind of fits. Think about it. During the holidays many of us over indulge in food. For a person with any type of eating disorder, this got to be one of the most frustrating time of the year. Wintergirls is a good read place it in the middle of you TBR list

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