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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-23
  • Publisher: Speak

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The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death. Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all-hope.

Author Biography

Laurie Halse Anderson is the recipient of both the Margaret A. Edwards Award and the ALAN Award, both of which honor her contributions to young adult literature. Best-known for National Book Award Finalist Speak, she is also the author of Catalyst, Prom, and Twisted, as well as the Vet Volunteers series for younger readers, Fever, 1793, and Chains (also a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction).

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Harrowing, Absorbing Tale April 2, 2011
I want to give my two cents about this amazing textbook. I have read hundreds of books about eating disorders and I can honestly say that considering all the books I have read, this one has to be on the top my list of the best fictionalized book written on the topic. As a woman who has struggled with anorexia since preadolescence (which was many years ago), I have to say that Laurie Halse Anderson captured the mindset of anorexia in a young girl very accurately. Halse Anderson's writing style is absolutely intriguing and poetic. I have read other books written by her, and I am truly a great fan.
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