In Wintergirls, why are Lia's parents are more concerned about her cutting than her restricting? Is that a common perception for people outside of the mental health world? (Or maybe inside it, too; I don't know either way.) Just wondering why you made that decision.
They don’t realize what her weight is because she has messed with the scales and done a few other things to lull them into thinking she’s at a relatively safe weight. (Note that she’s not living with her mother - a doctor - who would be more observant, one hopes.) So they think that cutting is the issue that must be dealt with.
I've just read Wintergirls , I read it in two days, couldn't put it down! It's amazing and I thank you for showing people that they can ask for help and it is okay to do so. You are a brilliant author , and I shall continue to read your other books