Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Lia 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.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Eating disorders (theme), specifically anorexia & bulimia
- Schizophrenia & hallucinations
- Suicide, attempted suicide, and self-harm (cutting)
- Death of a friend