Wintergirls is by Laurie Halse Anderson. Lia and Cassie have been best friends for most of their lives. They embark on a deadly contest to see which of them will be the skinniest girl in school. When Cassie dies and Lia is left behind she becomes haunted by her friend's memory and her own guilt. She couldn't save Cassie, can she save herself? A stunning novel that takes you deep into the minds of girls with eating disorders. A powerful, if painful, read that should be required reading for all young girls and their parents.
Ratings: 10th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).