By- Laurie Halse Anderson
In the novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, the protagonist of the story is Lia, Lia is faced with many conflicts throughout the story.The first conflict is Lia is faced with the guilt of her best friend Cassie's death.. Lia sometimes blames herself because Cassie called her 33 times and Lia didn't answer and then Cassie was found dead in a motel room. Another conflict that Lia faces is the haunting of Cassie's ghost. After Cassie's death her ghost torments her about how ugly and fat Lia is, meanwhile she is about 95 pounds. This makes lia feel terrible about herself so she just tries to lose more weight and she starts cutting herself. Lia takes things too far and lands up in the hospital. Those are the conflicts that Lia faces.