Saturday, January 22, 2011


Okay so it has been a while since I last posted and it's not like I haven't read anything...I have...I just sort of forgot that I have a book blog! Forgive me please!?!? I will try to add as many of the books I have read as possible over the next few days. I want to start with this book though..."Wintergirls" by Laurie Anderson.

This book is about Lia who is struggling with anorexia. I am not going to lie and say this is a feel good book and everything turns out great **SPOILER ALERT** is anything but that! This is a candid look at how anorexia destroys not only the person suffering from it, but the lives of all those around them. Lia doesn't want to get better....she doesn't want to eat and she sure as heck wants her dead best friend to leave her alone. Not only does Lia suffer from anorexia, she also cuts herself to feel anything but what she should. When her sister Emma walks in and finds her in a pool od blood and emaciated to almost nothing, Lia finally admits she has a problem and needs help. I cried. I am not going to lie. This book hit me like a ton of bricks! Maybe because I suffer the same thoughts that Lia does...maybe because I have been there (scary but true)...maybe because this is something I fear may happen to my own daughter. This is a book that all mothers and daughters should read.

There are some graphic moments...but to tell the truth about this disease it needed to be that way. Read it. Be grateful for having a healthy grateful that someone loves you enough to let you know no matter what you weigh you are awesome!


I gave this book 4 stars. I really liked this book. I think it should be a must read for all girls who think they are too fat...even if the aren't!