Monday, March 2, 2009

Rave reviews for Wintergirls...

The buzz is building about Laurie Halse Anderson's upcoming book, Wintergirls...

"Readers will be absorbed by this gripping tale..."
-BCCB, starred review

"[B]rutal and poetic..."
-Booklist, starred review

"[A] startingly crisp and pitch-perfect first-person narrative."
-School Library Journal, starred review

"...broken, symbolic and gut-wrenching prose..."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"As difficult as reading this novel can be, it is more difficult to put it down."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review


Christina Coffman said...

This book really turned for me.... I first saw the the main character as having a lack of social skills, to say the least and a type of handicapp when it came to acceptance and accepting herself. When I saw more clearly the reasons why, from the reading, I took a step back and reevaluated her life. Putting myself in her shoes, I would have reacted exactly the same. The book makes sense and is a real awakening to what highschool has to offer- the bad and ugly is lurking around every row of lockers.

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