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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...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2016 9:17 pm UTC

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The setting of a story is where the story takes place. At times, the setting can become a crucial part of the story and even act as a separate character. The novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 6:48 pm UTC

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Probably the biggest motivation for Lia to recover from her eating disorder is his step-sister Emma. Emma is eight years old and a sweet, loving, normal little girl. Unlike everyone else in her...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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I think that Anderson features several topics in Wintergirls that could be the focus of some compelling essays. One topic is the role that body image plays in modern girls. The focus of...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2014 12:55 pm UTC

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The moral of Wintergirls is that healing is difficult but possible. Lia and Carrie both struggle with body image issues and their friendship turns toxic as a result. Carrie breaks off the...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 11:55 pm UTC

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Between the chapters entitled 024.00 and 040.00, Lia's condition deteriorates. Haunted by the death of her childhood friend Cassie, Lia begins to starve herself, cheating to make it seem that she...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2010 1:23 pm UTC

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Wintergirls is a young-adult fiction novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson about best friends Lia and Cassie. The two girls have been friends for years, through thick and thin. In a cruel twist of...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016 10:25 pm UTC

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson is about what it's like to struggle with self-harm and eating disorders, especially through incredibly difficult life events. Because of Lia's difficulties...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2019 4:25 pm UTC

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If by "solution" you also mean the resolution of the plot, we should first address the conflict that drives Wintergirls. Lia Overbrook has recently lost her best friend Cassie to bulimia. For...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2016 11:25 pm UTC

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The original question had to be edited down. I invite you to resubmit the different parts as individual questions. I think that the resolution in Anderson's work is one of acceptance. Lia...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2012 1:13 pm UTC

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I think that Anderson's work attempts to "speak" about a condition that is subjective, but one that has external consequences. Lia's anorexia is a condition that she alone sees. No one else sees...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2010 5:04 pm UTC

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Lia and Cassie are two of life's perennial outcasts. They're going through some major problems in their lives and as a consequence feel disconnected from the world around them. More than anything...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2019 8:50 am UTC

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The narrative hook of Anderson's work is the friendship between Lia and Cassie. Part of Anderson's strength in detailing this is that she throws the reader in the middle of their friendship. This...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2012 1:59 pm UTC

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I think that this becomes one of the fundamental challenges that Lia faces in the work. Lia is shown to have had really a strong relationship with Cassie. Yet, this relationship is one predicated...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2012 1:22 pm UTC

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Different people will respond to this question in different ways as any work of literature will strike individuals in different ways. Another interesting element is that this is a depressing book,...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011 12:06 am UTC

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