BC: Quotes | "I am thawing." | "There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore." | "I showed her how I'd been making tiny cuts in my skin to let the badness and the pain leak out." | "It made it easier not to think about having my body and my family and my life stolen, made it easier not to care...." | "I inscribe three lines, hush hush hush, into my skin. Ghosts trickle out."
1: Laurie Halse Anderson | -Born on October 23, 1961 in Potsdam, New York -Worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer -She was also a freelance writer & editor for a magazine - Has 2 daughters | -Began publishing her own books in 1996 _ Her first published book was a picture book by the name of ndito Runs - best known for her book "Speak" written for teenage readers - She has received honors for hbeing a finalist for the National book award
2: Character Descriptions | Lia: | Cassie: | Jeniffer: | Emma: | Main Character that is dealing with family problems and is obsessed with being anorexic | Lia's former best friend who was found dead alone in a model room & who continues to haunt Lia even after she has died. | Lia's step mother, who is over protective of her daughter so that she doesn't end up like Lia | Lia's step sister, who is more like her real sister because it seems like she is the only person that Lia feels close to | Elijah: | Lia's friend who she meets at the motel after she gets a call from him saying that Cassie left a message for her
3: Plot Summary | Main characters Lia & Cassie have made a pact to be the skinniest girls. Cassie & Lia decide to make this into a game 'who can be the skinniest?'. But when Cassie dies Lia feels as if Cassie's restless spirit is still haunting her nagging her to dare to be the skinniest
4: Critical events | Where Cassie died & Lia where Lia found out what she was doing wasn't right | Where Lia first saw Cassie's ghost out side of her own bedroom & where Cassie told her they would be together soon
5: Important Images
6: Major Themes | Both Lia & Cassie deal with peer pressure. Cassie is peer pressured to throw up from the girls at camp & Cassie peer pressure Lia. | Cassie deals woth the lost of her best friend & slips back in to her old habits of starving herself | Lia & Cassie both keep a promise to be the skinnest girls at school | 1. Peer Pressure | 2.Dealing with loss | 3.Body image
7: Bibliography | Author:Laurie Halse Anderson / editor:Joy Peskin Publisher: Penguin Group Title : WinterGirls Publish date: Feb. 23, 2010 Pages:288 Cover design: Natalie C. Sousa