Wintergirls By: Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the story of Lia, an 18 year old girl with severe anorexia who also cuts herself. Her best friend from childhood, who competed with Lia over who could be skinnier, died when her esophagus erupted after years of being bulimic. This novel was intense, sad, and truly captures the depth of mental illness and the effects it can have on an individual and their family.

Rachel Beyer

I am a full time engineer and a part time blogger/writer. I am passionate about reading, writing, biking, volleyball, and my pets.