Wintergirls Characters

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Lia Overbrook

Lia Overbrook is the eighteen-year-old protagonist of the novel. Ever since Lia was in middle school, around the time that her parents divorced, leaving Lia to feel lonely and abandoned, she has been starving herself. It started as a bet with her best friend, Cassie, to see who could become the skinniest girl in school. As time passed, being thin became Lia's obsession and the perfect way for her to control what was happening in her life. While she couldn't control her parents' fighting, their divorce, their own preoccupations with their jobs, she could control what she ate every day. After a while, simply starving herself wasn't enough. She had so much pain building inside her that she needed another outlet. That is when she began cutting herself, controlling the physical pain as an outlet for her emotional pain. She has been hospitalized for her anorexia twice...

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