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Book Review of Wintergirls

Wintergirls
Wintergirls
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3


At the moment I picked up Wintergirls I had no idea what the book was about. I went in completely blind. I didn't expect that it would be such a powerful and emotional read. But it was. There were moments when I wanted to shake some sense into Lia. Other moments my greatest desire was to take Lia by the hand and tell her that everything would be alright. I wanted to guide her to the help she so desperately needed. The only thing she needed to do was just accept it. No catch involved. I was completely emotionally invested in this novel. Laurie did such an exceptional job in portraying Lias self-destruction. I felt her pain and her desperation to the core. My heart was breaking and crying out for Lia because I couldnt do anything to help her. Im a super huge fan of happy endings and although this one doesnt have a supreme happy ending it leaves us with hope and the realization that life is definitely worth fighting for, no matter how bad you think you have it. Hope that from here on, things will be better. My heart goes out to all the girls going through the same situation that Cassie and Lia are going through in Wintergirls. This is definitely a book worth picking up. This is the first novel Ive read by Laurie Halse Anderson and it will no be the last.