Going into Wintergirls, I was expecting another predictable story about anorexics, probably not as good as Skinny by Ibi Klasik, but not terrible. My friend bought Wintergirls for me, and I started in right away. The end result was a not-totally unpredictable, considerably eye-opening novel on the horrors and depths of anorexia and bulimia. I wasn't left as raw as Skinny left me, but it was emotional, especially nearing the end. Lia isn't someone I connected with, but I still felt her pain as she struggled to keep from dying. The characters weren't particularly in-depth, but I don't think they were intended to be. The struggle made up most of the book, and it did a good job of showing the hills and valleys of self-inflicted damage.
3.9 stars from me. Recommended to readers interested in anorexia/bulimia and up for a good cry if you're the sensitive type.