Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

wintergirlsLia 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 feeling guilty 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 think of all – hope.

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