Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green

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Read Lighter than My Shadow Online Free - Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.

But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the vulnerable, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

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ISBN : 0224090984
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 509 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

October 30, 2017

I first discovered this book when I was in the Amazon book store in San Jose. I knew I wanted it then....but I was with a friend, ( Will), doing much more walking for the day — and it might be called “Lighter Than My Shadow”, but physically it’s a very heavy-weight book to lug around. A couple we...

[Shai] The Bibliophage rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2017

I've read a graphic novel this week that tackles a similar topic of anorexia. I don't have an eating disorder; I think I'm fortunate to have a fast metabolism that's why I don't have a problem with diet or being stressed with weight. Probably it's the exact opposite for me. If anorexics thinks th...

David rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2017

At more than 500 pages and in full 8 1/2 x 11 page format, this is an epic memoir by British graphic artist Katie Green about her struggles with various issues around food, including actual eating disorders, which becomes the eventual focus of the whole book. Much of it is familiar territory, if...

destiny rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 21, 2017

I went into this graphic novel knowing nothing about it; it was on the "read now" list on NetGalley, and I was in the mood for a quick graphic novel. (Joke's on me - this graphic novel is over 500 pages long!) Essentially, Lighter Than My Shadow is a story about eating disorders, body dysmorphia,...

Joce rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

HERE'S A LINK TO MY VIDEO REVIEW! This graphic memoir is incredibly important. Katie Green was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa as an adolescent and she experiences disordered eating behaviors and thoughts about her body into young adulthood. She also experienced a traumatic event that involved non...

Erin rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

A poignant look into the author's battle with an eating disorder and as a victim of sexual assault. This felt more directed to YA than Ink in Water: An Illustrated Memoir, as the protagonist takes us from early childhood until adulthood. I felt that Katie Green's story is just as candid as Lacy J...

Annelies rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2017

This is a graphic novel with really much pages, so I hoped from the beginning that I would love it. And I did. The pictures are draw in sober, grey nuances and are simple but beautiful. I quite like this kind of drawing style which doesn't overwhelm you. I also think this underlined the problemat...

Katie rated it ★★★☆☆

January 28, 2018

3.5* First read in 2018! Read this graphic memoir in one sitting. For the most part I thought this book was very well done - and definitely readable - Katie makes her struggle with eating disorders palpable. One of the things I appreciated so much in reading her account was that it had so much to...

Nick rated it ★★★★★

January 13, 2014

'Lighter Than My Shadow' is an emotive comic book memoir about Katie Green's struggles with eating disorders, the anxieties and pressures of growing up—particularly body image anxieties, the burden on her family, and her striving to recover. It's fairly large (528 pages) and heavy (~1.7 kg), and...

Eva rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2017

I requested this book on Netgalley in return for an honest review This hit me hard! I have never struggled with an eating disorder of any kind. I did work with a girl who struggled with anorexia and it is a hard thing to look at, knowing that there isn't much you can do. The fight was in her head...

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