What it's about: Lia and Cassie are best friends and they both have severe eating disorders. Eventually, this leads to toxicity in their relationship and Cassie breaks off their friendship before their senior year of high school. Months later, Lia ignores 33 calls from Cassie one night out of anger. The next day, she discovers that Cassie died that night, alone in a motel room, as a result of her bulimia. Lia is immediately filled with guilt, leading to a downward spiral in both her physical and mental health.
Why it stuck with you: The death of Cassie is devastating, as well as the idea of Lia feeling at fault for it. Friendships are of utmost importance as a teenager, and this book felt like a worst nightmare coming to life.
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