Wintergirls had a message and a story to tell about a small life lesson of strength. While Lia is struggling to find her way into the black abyss of nothingness, she relives multiple points in her life that make the transition that much harder. I would like to say that I knew how this story was going to end, how it was going to show the character's true nature, but really what reader can ever actually say that, even after reading the short description of what the book is supposed to be about? Anderson will make you see the hidden aspects in our everyday lives that we ignore, push into the back of our brains till they become dangerously close to physical beings. You will never, ever get more psychotically-challenged till you read a story that you secretly know is currently happening out there in the world, but you just can't face it yet. Read Wintergirls, listen to, hear, taste, feel and most of all see the story of a girl that painfully learns the smallest things in life are worthwhile, while the other difficult parts can be dealt with. No matter how much you think they can't.
Lia's impending, powerful emotions will feel like you're riding a roller coaster and you never want to get off till you ride it all the way through. Anderson will take you through a wonderfully realistic journey of watching the loss of a friend effect your everyday life, while life continues to struggle through, whether you like it or not. The story of this girl will spread and be heard, and hopefully, be learned.
Recommended to everyone, and I do mean every living being on this earth that can get this book somehow into their pudgy hands.