Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary,Mental Illness, Mental Health, Death, Psychology,
Published : March 19, 2009 by Speak
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.
I'm almost very sure that this book should come with a trigger warning. I can honestly say it was tough to read at times seeing the main character go deeper into her illness, see her tear herself apart mentally and physical. Seeing how she was affecting her family and such. This book was interesting and heartbreaking and I enjoyed the book.