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Wintergirls / Laurie Halse Anderson.

By: Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Contributor(s): Viking [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Viking, 2009Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670011100; 067001110X; 014241557X; 9780142415573; 9781442087774; 1442087773.Subject(s): Anorexia nervosa -- Juvenile fiction | Anorexia nervosa -- Fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Fiction | Best friends -- Death -- Juvenile fiction | Best friends -- Death -- Fiction | Young women -- Juvenile fiction | Young women -- Fiction | Guilt -- Juvenile fiction | Guilt -- Fiction | Stepfamilies -- Juvenile fiction | Stepfamilies -- Fiction | Anorexia nervosa -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Young women | Stepfamilies | Guilt | Anorexia nervosa | Death | Anorexia nervosa -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Eating Disorders & Body Image | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Self-MutilationGenre/Form: Young adult works. | Juvenile works. | Fiction. | Teen fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2009. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.A54385 | Wi 2009PS3551.N374443 | W56 2009
Contents:
Snow -- Tiny -- Glass -- Charm -- Wolf -- Rose -- Bones -- Beast -- Ice.
A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
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Snow -- Tiny -- Glass -- Charm -- Wolf -- Rose -- Bones -- Beast -- Ice.

Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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Library Journal Review

Wintergirls opens on the day that Lia, an anorexic, learns that her former best friend Cassie has died of her own eating disorder. Cassie had left 33 increasingly frantic messages on Lia's phone as she was dying. Now Cassie's voice haunts Lia as her disorder takes control, threatening to make her a cold "wintergirl" forever. Why It Is for Us: How do you follow-up a year in which you become a National Book Award finalist (for Chains) and win the Margaret Edwards Award for your lasting contribution to teen literature? If you are Anderson, you publish your most chilling and relevant book since Speak. The force of Lia's will as she starves herself to death is fascinating, frightening, and in every way a wakeup call to adult readers who think they have read the eating-disorder story before. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-The intensity of emotion and vivid language here are more reminiscent of Anderson's Speak (Farrar, 1999) than any of her other works. Lia and Cassie had been best friends since elementary school, and each developed her own style of eating disorder that leads to disaster. Now 18, they are no longer friends. Despite their estrangement, Cassie calls Lia 33 times on the night of her death, and Lia never answers. As events play out, Lia's guilt, her need to be thin, and her fight for acceptance unravel in an almost poetic stream of consciousness in this startlingly crisp and pitch-perfect first-person narrative. The text is rich with words still legible but crossed out, the judicious use of italics, and tiny font-size refrains reflecting her distorted internal logic. All of the usual answers of specialized treatment centers, therapy, and monitoring of weight and food fail to prevail while Lia's cleverness holds sway. What happens to her in the end is much less the point than traveling with her on her agonizing journey of inexplicable pain and her attempt to make some sense of her life.-Carol A. Edwards, Denver Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Laurie Halse Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York on October 23, 1961. She received a B.S.L.L. in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1984. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a freelance reporter. Her first book, Ndito Runs, was published in 1996. She has written numerous books for children including Turkey Pox, No Time for Mother's Day, Fever 1793, Speak, Catalyst, Independent Dames: What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the American Revolution, Chains and The Impossible Knife of Memory. She also created the Wild at Heart series, which was originally published by American Girl but is now called the Vet Volunteers series and is published by Penguin Books for Young Readers. <p> Anderson has been nominated and won multiple honorary awards for her literary work. For the masterpiece Speak, Anderson won the Printz Honor Book Award, a National Book Award nomination, Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her book Fever 1793 won the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults selection and the Junior Library Guild selection. In 2008, Chains was selected for the National Book Award Finalist and in 2009 was awarded for its Historical Fiction the Scott O'Dell Award. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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