Thursday, 14 October 2010

Wainting for Payday (3)

(I FINALLY remember to put the image)

Waiting for the Payday is a new meme hosted by Bookish Snob that allows bloggers to share books that they are desperate to read even if they have already been out for a while but that they just don't have the money for!

This week the book that I'm desperate to read is:

Title: Wintergirls
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson (I love her)
Publisher:Viking Juvenile
Release Date: March 19, 2009
Summary:  “Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lia's mother is busy saving other people's lives. Her father is away on business. Her step-mother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way—thin, thinner, thinnest—maybe she'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 girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia

(details above from Amazon, Goodreads and Google Books)

I really loved other books from LHA (you can see my review of Speak, her first YA, here), she writes extremly well and her books are always funny, intelligent and powerful.


LMW said...

Wow! I haven't read Speak yet but I want to. It's on my tbr. I hadn't heard of this one. I appreciate these authors who try to shine light on some of these taboo subjects! Thank you for sharing!
The Delusional Diaries

Angela said...

Wow! That sounds really, really good. Thanks for sharing!

TheBookishSnob said...

Wow!! It's not often a blurb leaves me speechless. I can only imagine that this would be a powerful read with lasting effects. Excellent choice and I hope you get it soon :)

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