The death of her best friend sends an anorexic girl into a backsliding tailspin.
Anderson frames Lia’s emotional journey through her grief over the death of her best friend, the girl who taught her to be anorexic in the first place. It’s a heartwrenching story because Lia’s suffering is so palpable, yet Anderson isn’t afraid to let us be frustrated by Lia’s stubbornness and blindness.
Anderson’s wordsmithing is in top form. She come up with imagery that’s fresh, precise and evocative, without calling attention to itself. This is topnotch writing in service of a riveting story–it doesn’t get much better!