In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores a girl’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.
In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.
I liked the story for this book. It was an sad read about an friendship lost and another friends trying to fight to stay alive herself. This book hits close to home I lost my best friend and we used to do everything together, She passed away from an disease. Like Lia in the story Cassie and her done everything together even diet and trying to loose weight. The enable each other to be skinny. One day Cassie is gone it’s up to Lia to fight to stay alive. You can see the struggles Lia face with family and eating along the way. Will she end like her friend Cassie or can she beat this in the end?