Choke by Diana López

Choke by Diana López

If she could—if her parents would let her—eighth-grader Windy would change everything about herself. She’d get highlights in her hair, a new wardrobe; she’d wear makeup. But nothing ever changes. The mean girls at school are still mean, and Windy’s best friend Elena is still more interested in making up words than talking about boys. And then one day, Windy gets the change she’s been looking for. New girl Nina—impossibly cool, confident, and not afraid of anyone—starts hanging out with Windy! Nina even wants to be “breath sisters.” Windy isn’t sure what that means… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Graphic self-harm (theme)
  • Attempted suicide
  • Brain injury from repeated self-strangulation
  • Bullying
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