Lighter Than My ShadowBook - 2017
Like most kids, Katie was a pickyeater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in herbedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.
But in any life a set of circumstance cancollide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, somethingdeadly. One day you can find yourself being told you have two weeks tolive.
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawnstory 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 weak, and an inspirationto anybody who believes in the human power to endure towardshappiness.
Baker & Taylor
Recounts the author's experiences with an eating disorder, stemming from being a picky eater in childhood and devolving into a dangerous disease.
A graphic memoir in tribute to the challenges of eating disorders, abuse and recovery follows the experiences of a picky eater whose silent starvation-protests ultimately put her life at risk. Original.
From Library Staff
LiztheLibrarian Mar 22, 2018
The book was beautiful, heartbreaking, and hopeful, a graphic novel worth reading. I will note that it deals very frankly with issues of eating disorders and sexual abuse so if this is something that you find challenging it is something you will need to take into consideration in deciding to read... Read More »
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Other: Some drug use.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The art work is not especially explicit but there is some nudity and it can be intense at times due to the nature of eating disorders and abuse.
Sexual Content: Some sexual content.
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