I’m making it my goal to read EVERY single book on my TBR even if I don’t like it. And honestly, I was considering removing Wintergirls from my list at first, but on a whim, I decided to borrow it from the library. I am SO glad that I did.
What I Liked
The whole book.
- When I say this, please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. I’m assuming no one will misunderstand but just in case, I’ll explain. I liked Wintergirls. A lot.
- What I’m not saying is that I like anorexia or Bulimia, so don’t yell at me.
- I think what I enjoyed most about this book, was how real it was. Not to sound rude, or put down other books about mental/physical disorders, but Wintergirls taught me much more about Anorexia AND Bulimia than I typically find in books. It was, again, not to sound rude, a horrifying experience.
- I knew that these disorders were bad, yet no one tells the gruesome facts. Laurie Halse Anderson told those gruesome facts, so this was an educational experience, although I’d rather not know some of that stuff… it sounds painful 😥
- The characters in this book were incredible also. I loved them all actually. The way Laurie Halse Anderson added Cassie to the book was haunting and memorable. It was an interesting addition, and definitely added to the suspense. Lia was definitely troubled with anorexia, it was really sad seeing how far she went, and how her step mother treated her.
- The ending to this book made me cry, this whole entire book is FILLED with the feels. Be sure to bring a box of tissues L
- On a side and somewhat random note, I was under the impression that this story was about a Winter Queen XD. It is not, although I DO think Wintergirls is a great and very fitting title.
What I Didn’t Like
In a Nutshell
In my opinion, I think this book is important. I’m not saying it needs to be read by everyone, but it definitely opened my eyes to both disorders.