Genre: Angst, Realistic Fiction
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 livs. Her father is away on business. Her step-mother is clueless. And the voice inside Lia's head keeps tell 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.
For some strange reason I really enjoy stories about teenagers getting over issues. This is one of the stories that I enjoyed.
I fairly liked Lia as a character but didn't find myself in her (which isn't necessary). Sometimes I'd wonder why she did certain things and then ponder for a minute or two, to put myself in her situation.
I really did not like Cassie at all. Of course she's dead in the book but I didn't like her anyway. Cassie was the one that dragged Lia down with her. She and Lia would feel miserable together and then Cassie simply ditched her one day. Cassie told Lia that Lia was a bad influence on her and that she needed to stay away.
What Elijah did at the end, really pissed me off. It was completely realistic but I had hoped he'd become something more in the story.
This was a nice book but I felt that after some point it just seemed to drag itself out. The whole plot had been set out and all we needed was Lia to realize that she needed help. Of course it's realistic that someone take a long time to realize this, but I found myself restless when I read those pages. I would zone out and then have to re-read the pages a few more times.
Nevertheless, it was a nice book and is what I find to be a realistic take on someone who was lost in life; someone with an eating disorder and self-esteem issues.
Likes: Emma, Lia (sometimes), Jennifer, Elijah (until the end).
Dislikes: CASSIE, Lia (sometimes).