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Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
A page-turner, a ghost story, a dark fairy tale, a white-rapids ride through a horrifying, seductive hallucinatory hell. Lia and Cassie both tried to be the skinniest. Cassie won, and now her ghost sits on Lia’s bed, whispering encouragement as matchstick Lia loses weight and maybe her mind. Not ... Read More »
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Senior HS girl Lia and Cassie were best friends, but Cassie just died a bulimia-related death in a dirty motel room. Cassie's ghost haunts anorexic Lia, who - after 2 stints in rehab - has sewn weights into her bathrobe and sets sight on 90 lbs, maybe 85. Decline, despair, loneliness, cutting, purging, and a whole lot more.
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Coarse Language: Swearing that is it
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“I believe that you've created a metaphorical universe in which you can express your darkest fears. In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves, and sometimes we do such a good job, we lose track of reality.”
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Wintergirls book trailer
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Wintergirls Book Trailer by Laurie Halse Anderson
Book trailer created for the United Kingdom release of Wintergirls.