Wintergirls - Pages 145 - 180 Summary & Analysis

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Lia drives to her mother's house for the evening, even though she has no desire to be in the neighborhood where she and Cassie grew up. As she drives past Cassie's house, she remembers the first time she saw Cassie vomit in the bushes. They were eleven-years-old and Cassie had eaten an entire tray of brownies. Cassie had been away at summer camp and learned all about binging, purging, laxatives, and diuretics from the other girls there. Now, she obsessed constantly about her weight and how she could eat more while gaining less. By the time they were in eighth grade, Cassie had perfected the skill of color-coating her purges, Doritos orange or berry blue so she would know when everything had been vomited from her system. Lia's mother pulls into the driveway, but Lia sits a few moments in the...

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