a oeDead girl walking, a the boys say in the halls.
a oeTell us your secret, a the girls whisper, one toilet to another.Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies.
But now Cassie is dead. Liaa (TM)s mother is busy saving other peoplea (TM)s lives.
Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Liaa (TM)s head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way a" thin, thinner, thinnest a" maybe shea (TM)ll disappear altogether.
In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girla (TM)s chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia.
Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009.