Teen Review: WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson

Posted 28 December, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 2 Comments

Final Grade: 90/B
YA Contemporary
278 pages
Available now
Personal copy
Rated PG-13
BLURB: “Stupid/Ugly/Loser/Fat”
“33 missed calls”
“…found dead, alone in a motel room…”
How does one deal with the loss of an old friend, a control freak of a mother, and, to top it all off, anorexia? Lia already had enough on her place and then her best friend dies. No one knows how it happened. Was it murer? Was it suicide? Was it a drunken mistake? How will this affect Lia? Already stressed enough with the hallucinations and voices in her head, what will happen to her?
“Stay strong…”
“Lose weight…”
REVIEW: This book was very interesting, I must admit. I honestly didn’t want to put it down until I was finished it. Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my favorite authors by far because she really knows how to keep the reader wanting more and her books never make you lose interest.  She allows you to basically become the character and feel every experience.
Emma, Lia’s half-sister, was my favorite character. She was a bit naïve but she was only eight or nine, so it was excusable. But I liked her because she brought a nice little light into the dark mood of the book. Lia was just too dramatic for my taste, and she had a sort of “I know everything and I’m smarter than you” attitude to her.
My favorite part of the book was when Lia was in the movie theatre, and she cut herself with the razor blade she bought. She made the situation almost like a joke, saying, “I taste like dirty quarters.”
TEEN REVIEWER JAZZMINE: Loves: Drake. Kevin Fitzgerald McDougal. Flirting. Talking. Being late. Hugs. Emoticons (: Saying Fbook instead of Facebook. Cheerleading! My monkey named George.

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2 Responses to “Teen Review: WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson”

  1. Tori

    This book kinda sounds a little sad but the book review was very good! I’m into all the mystery stuff so I think I would like this! Nice!