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


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,...

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...

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...

Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

I want to thank NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review 4.5/5 Stars you can find this one and more of my reviews on my blog A Book. A Thought. I went to this book without knowing anything about it and it has left me pleasantly impre...

Eva rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2017

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 and she didn't win. Reading about Katie who's fight did have a po...

Manon rated it ★★★★★

August 05, 2017

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Both beautiful and powerful, this graphic novel tells the true story of Katie who throughout the book struggles with different psychological disorders as she grows from a child to a woman. This memoir tackles numerous subject mat...

David rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2015

At more than 500 pages and 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 focus of the whole book. Much of it is familiar territory, if you know an...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 04, 2017

**Thanks to NetGalley for providing a complimentary copy of LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW in exchange for my honest review** GRADE: C- 2.5 STARS Katie Green's graphic memoir tells the story of her eventual recovery from eating disorders and sexual assault. The strongest part of LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW was th...

Alexandra rated it ★★★☆☆

November 07, 2014

A graphic novel ( and a hefty one at that) detailing the writer's struggle with eating disorders, sexual abuse and mental well-being doesn't sound like much of an easy going read. It isn't; it's a raw work, emotionally exhausting at times, though very effecting. Seeing often intangible emotions...

Melissa (YA Book Shelf) rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

Beautiful, moving, and completely relatable even if you haven't suffered from anorexia, binge eating disorder or abuse at the hands of someone you trusted. Reading the acknowledgements almost made me cry. The art was beautiful and I loved the way Katie Green utilized a variety of panels on each p...

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