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Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Skinny Pact??

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Genre: YA Realistic Fiction

Pages: 278

Published: 2009

Read: March

4 out of 5

This was another great and important story by Anderson. She has the exceptional skill of writing on timeless relevant topics that ultimate can affect every teen themselves or someone they know.  Although some may find the competition aspect of the disease unrealistic, I believe it can happen. Besides the well know case of the pregnancy pact in Massachusetts, there have also been suicide pacts. A competition between friends to out-skinny each other isn’t so unrealistic. The one thing that bothered me was Lia’s little sister, Emma, she acted more like a 4 year old then a 9 year old. Although she was a very minor character in the scheme of things, it was annoying to me. 

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