Wintergirls is a young adult novel by laurie halse anderson it follows the story of lia, an eighteen-year-old girl dealing with anorexia nervosa the novel opens with the news that lia's best friend of 10 years, cassie, who was bulimic, has died, and the night she died, she tried to call lia 33 times. Laurie halse anderson is an american writer, known for children's and young adult novels she received the margaret a edwards award from the american library association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature she was first recognized for her novel speak, published in 1999. In laurie halse anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school she speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak, a ya novel written by laurie halse anderson and published by farrar straus giroux in october of 1999, tells of the aftermath of the rape of melinda sordino, who, in her freshman year in. Laurie halse anderson has written many other books about contemporary teenage issues one of the most prominent is wintergirls (2009), which deals with the sensitive topic of eating disorders as thoughtfully and poignantly as speak discusses rape and depression.
Speak by laurie halse anderson is a 198 paged book written in 1999 and published by penguin putnam inc it is a young adult book that is taught in many different freshman english classrooms since it does have a 94 grade level on the smog readability test. An analysis of the literary elements of wintergirls, a novel by laurie halse anderson pages 11 words 2,744 view full essay more essays like this: not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed - jenna kraig, student @ ucla wow most helpful essay resource ever. Laurie halse anderson is a fantastic realist author for teens and i've got this on my tbr jen - devourer of books , 5/11/09, 4:17 pm this was a fantastic review of a fantastic book.
The novel wintergirls by laurie halse anderson is narrated by the main character, lia overbrook she is an 18-year-old girl, a senior in high school, and has been anorexic since middle school, when. Anderson perfectly captures the isolation and motivations of the anorexic without ever suggesting that depression and eating disorders are simply things to “get over” due to the author’s and the subject’s popularity, this should be a much-discussed book, which rises far above the standard problem novel. Laurie halse anderson is the new york times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages.
Lia and cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies but now cassie is dead graham greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of god is an english classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house laurie halse anderson is never one to. Laurie halse anderson is an american writer who is famous for her young-adult, children, and historical novels the margaret edwards award winner has written extensively on subjects like dysfunctional families, body issues, etc, in her novels keeping the readers' age factor in mind. Description : wintergirls is a powerful but intimate story of one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia lia and cassie were best friends but something went wrong and cassie changed. About laurie halse anderson laurie halse anderson was born in potsdam, a cold place in northern new york state where as a little girl, she pounded away at her father's old typewriter for hours, writing newspaper columns, stories, and letters. Wintergirls is very painful to read and very, very powerful it is not for the faint of heart, but fans of laurie halse anderson may find it hard to resist teens will find it depressing -- parents will find it even more so -- but anderson's beautiful and evocative writing will compel them to read to the end.
Laurie halse anderson has received both the margaret edwards award and the alan award for her contributions to young adult literature she has also been honored by the national coalition against censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. & study guide wintergirls by laurie halse anderson kindle edition by bookrags (author) be the first to review this item see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions price new from used from kindle, march 26, 2012. Buy wintergirls by laurie halse anderson from boffins books in perth, australia softcover, published in 2010 by text publishing. Dear educator: laurie halse anderson’s young adult novels offer a respectful and honest view of the difficult issues faced by teens today wildly popular with teens and teachers alike, anderson’s novels tackle deep, devastating topics such as rape, eating disorders.
Laurie halse anderson this study guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of wintergirls. Complete comprehensive study guide and summary of speak by laurie halse anderson chapter analysis, themes, characters & more. Speak by laurie halse anderson speak, by laurie halse anderson, is a story written in the first person about a young girl named melinda sordino the title of the book, speak, is ironically based on the fact that melinda chooses not to speak.
Laurie halse anderson is the winner of the 2009 margaret a edwards award for her novels catalyst, fever 1793, and speak she will be honored at the young adult library services association (yalsa) 2009 annual ala conference in chicago, july 9-15, 2009. The completist: laurie halse anderson published april 27, 2012 ever since i started saving my allowance to buy all the beatles albums on cassette tape (only to rebuy them all on cd a couple years later–blast), i’ve been an avid completist. ― laurie halse anderson, wintergirls tags: anorexia, self-esteem 1184 likes like “we are crayons and lunchboxes and swinging so high our sneakers punch holes in the clouds” ― laurie halse anderson, wintergirls 1128 likes like “i am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Speak, published in 1999, is a young adult novel by laurie halse anderson that tells the story of high school freshman melinda sordino after accidentally busting an end-of-summer party due to an unnamed incident, melinda is ostracized by her peers because she will not say why she called the police.