Lighter Than My Shadow (Paperback)Katie Green (author)
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A poignant, heart-lifting graphic memoir about anorexia, eating disorders and the journey to recovery
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 behaviour 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.
'Even at its most heartbreaking it never feels sombre ... Inspiring, plucky and, in the end, consoling, it's hard to put down' Observer
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 516
Weight: 1867 g
Dimensions: 255 x 198 x 44 mm
A work of true devotion. -- Paul Gravett * Independent *
This heartbreaking, endearing and painfully honest depiction of a girl fighting against herself to survive makes for a truly amazing story. * We Love This Book *
[A] searing memoir... Gripping, thanks to its honesty and its disjunction between traumatic subject matter and sometimes childlike artwork, James Smart * Guardian *
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