The book that I am probably the most excited to read for this class is winter girls byLaurie Halse Anderson. This book tells the story of a girl that struggles with an eating disorder and cutting. She hates her body and her life. Her best friend, who also struggles with an eating disorder, dies after a pinging and purging too much and things are really starting to spiral out of control for Lia. She had been sent to a clinic twice because of her problems and now she is trying to find ways to still lose weight without drawing attention to it so her family doesn’t notice. She is the type of girl that has to be in control of everything in her life due to her uncontrollable emotions. I feel like this is going to be a hard book to get through, but I think it is important that it be read so people know the struggles that young girls go through with their body image and how much that can truly change their life. These things are important in young adult literature and it is important that everyone be aware of what can happen to girls and boys when it comes to body image.