Friday, April 17, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

I got two very lovely books this week. Just thought I'd post 'em can be expected within the week/weekend.
"Dead girl walking," the boys say in the halls.
"Tell us your secret," the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend's restless spirit.In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

Anke's father is abusive. But not to her. He attacks her brother and sister, but she's just an invisible witness in a house of horrors, on the brink of disappearing altogether. Until she makes the volleyball team at school. At first just being exhausted after practice feels good, but as Anke becomes part of the team, her confidence builds. When she learns to yell "Mine!" to call a ball, she finds a voice she didn't know existed. For the first time, Anke is seen and heard. Soon, she's imagining a day that her voice will be loud enough to rescue everyone at home-including herself.

These both look amazing, and I can't wait to get lost in them! What did everyone else get?


Anonymous said...

Wintergirls is amazing! I hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you've heard this already a million times but Wintergirls is sooooooo good!

prophecygirl said...

I hope you enjoy Wintergirls - it's an amazing book!

Nancy said...

Wintergirls is truly an amazing book and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :)

wdebo said...

Wow you got such great books, I'm so jealous!!

Wdebo :)

Rebecca said...

I envy you getting Wintergirls. Enjoy reading it.