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5.0 StarsThis is the most powerful graphic memoir I have ever read I connected with this storythan I want to admit.The author was very brave to share the intimate details of her personal struggles in such a public manner The simplistic artwork fit the weight of subject matter perfectly The color choices, primarily done in shades of grey, matched the serious, quiet tone of the narrative The drawings, themselves, were incredibly creative The author expressed her mental state to the read 5.0 StarsThis is the most powerful graphic memoir I have ever read I connected with this storythan I want to admit.The author was very brave to share the intimate details of her personal struggles in such a public manner The simplistic artwork fit the weight of subject matter perfectly The color choices, primarily done in shades of grey, matched the serious, quiet tone of the narrative The drawings, themselves, were incredibly creative The author expressed her mental state to the reader through a collection of vivid, memorable images.The story addressed some very difficult subject matter, including eating disorder and sexual assault, which may be triggering for some readers However, if you can handle it, the book provided an insightful, thought provoking window into the topic For a graphic work, the book was quite long, yet it 4ead quickly I think the page length was necessary to fully flesh the complexity of her illness into a cohesive, emotionally heavy narrative I would highly recommend this graphic memoir to anyone looking to understand the experience of a person suffering from disordered eating Atthan 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 you know anything about eating disorders, or if you are one of the majority of humans, it seems, who endure various food issues, but it is deftly drawn with plenty of space and not too much text, whic Atthan 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 you know anything about eating disorders, or if you are one of the majority of humans, it seems, who endure various food issues, but it is deftly drawn with plenty of space and not too much text, which for me meansspace for reflection, for reader construction of meaning and some good scary visual representations such as a kind of black tornado of the darkness always threatening to take over her life In other words, food body image is part of a web of larger issues she deals with on a daily basis.Lighter Than My Shadow is also about family, and friends, and perfectionism, and some other issues that would be spoilers to mention But it is also very definitely about the importance of art in the process of dealing with trauma and making a meaningful life This is a big book on eating disorders and related issues that is both BIG and powerful but also as one might expect, and she meets this expectation painfully and searingly intimate and frightening Some things I struggled with All the girls look pretty much like Katie in this, so that is interesting, in the representation of body image, but it is also at times confusing , even a little maddening, if you wonder who is talking with whom So it s also long, as I said part of the length has to do with the various cycles of relapse that may or may not have had to be done with as much painful detail it s painful and exhausting for her, surely, but it is I admit also exhausting to experience But I also know it was probably not written with me as a reader in mind on the whole, this is a great contribution to the field of eating disorders, and is beautifully done #Read Pdf ⛓ Lighter Than My Shadow ⚸ 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 breakfastBut 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 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 that they are fat or getting huge because of eating even just a small amount, when in reality they are not, having a fast metabolism is like sort of a problem for some because we need to eat double or trip 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 that they are fat or getting huge because of eating even just a small amount, when in reality they are not, having a fast metabolism is like sort of a problem for some because we need to eat double or triple the food intake just to maintain our BMI.While reading this, I thought that I should be really grateful because I m not having problems unlike those who have anorexia They are getting through a lot of anxiety and depression that made them recluse themselves from others This author s memoir sets a reminder that, just like Katie s family and friends, we should always talk and support those who have this kind of disorder because what they are dealing with is not that easy 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 consensual sexual activity content warning It is written in pretty much 100% black and white, but when the color appears in the book, it truly symbolizes the only flecks of hope the author artist fel 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 consensual sexual activity content warning It is written in pretty much 100% black and white, but when the color appears in the book, it truly symbolizes the only flecks of hope the author artist felt in her life and it shook me to the core She used visual metaphors of a mouth superimposed over her stomach representing hunger or the urge to binge overeat, and varied the density, length, and width of a black scribble to represent her disordered thoughts screaming at her It was heartbreaking, but also so important You can tell how much art and drawing really helped her through her recovery process 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, and sexual assault It s a memoir in the form of a graphic novel, written to tell the story of Katie Green s own childhood and teen life It s a very sad and haunting story, but unfortunately, it s just 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, and sexual assault It s a memoir in the form of a graphic novel, written to tell the story of Katie Green s own childhood and teen life It s a very sad and haunting story, but unfortunately, it s just not a very enjoyable read, either It has incredibly slow pacing for a GN, which is unusual in my experience, and the scenes are extremely repetitive.If you re particularly fond of memoirs about mental illness, you may be interested in this title, but otherwise, I d pass it up A poignant look into the author s battle with an eating disorder and as a victim of sexual assault This feltdirected 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 Davis and that the story combined with its pencil drawings is going to turn heads when it is released in October Thanks to NetGalley for an uncorrected proof of this book in exchange for an honest re A poignant look into the author s battle with an eating disorder and as a victim of sexual assault This feltdirected 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 Davis and that the story combined with its pencil drawings is going to turn heads when it is released in October Thanks to NetGalley for an uncorrected proof of this book in exchange for an honest review 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 problematic and somehow isolated situation of Katie, who doesn t love how she looks and doesn t love who she is and who is very uncertain about everything She develops an eating disorder and that s what the book 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 problematic and somehow isolated situation of Katie, who doesn t love how she looks and doesn t love who she is and who is very uncertain about everything She develops an eating disorder and that s what the book is about It s told in a way you get somehow involved in this situation You get an insight in the underlying elements that lead to this disorder You re touched by Katie s mental state and by her way of behaving You re also moved by the behaviour of Katie s family and friends who can t control the situation and must see to it without being able to do much It is a sensitive story and it really read as a work of drama This is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful stories I have ever read The bravery with which Katie Green shares her story is beyond amazing.I have never had a personal experience with an eating disorder But, the way Green shares her story, I could feel her anxiety deep in my bones I was uncomfortable, and I should have been She shows us that mental illness is truly an uncontrollable monster You can t just brush it aside and say you should eator stop binging just don t eat e This is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful stories I have ever read The bravery with which Katie Green shares her story is beyond amazing.I have never had a personal experience with an eating disorder But, the way Green shares her story, I could feel her anxiety deep in my bones I was uncomfortable, and I should have been She shows us that mental illness is truly an uncontrollable monster You can t just brush it aside and say you should eator stop binging just don t eat even if you feel like you should You cannot just turn it off I have had some anxiety issues in my life and while I would never pretend that they affected me to the extent you read about in this book I still can understand when it feels out of control in a way that others don t understand.The art here is perfect You can feel Green pouring herself out on the page This was not a matter of someone just drawing a story they wanted to tell What I see is pictures that poured forth uncontrollably from her because they had to escape She had been told so long that there was no future in art for her Because of this she focused on other subjects while the images that would tell her story built up until she could hold them in noThe result is phenomenal.Many will find the story here difficult to read This is raw This is real It was amazing that Green shared this story as many can learn from it and those struggling with similar issues may find some solace in it This is a personal story of Katie Green and her struggle with food for most of her life It s interesting her need for control and food was the thing that she can control I know there are many people out there with eating disorders and this is a great story of someone who has been through this It took her years to come to terms with what was going on inside One of the break throughs she had was to forgive herself when she binged When she had compassion for herself, she was able to gain contr This is a personal story of Katie Green and her struggle with food for most of her life It s interesting her need for control and food was the thing that she can control I know there are many people out there with eating disorders and this is a great story of someone who has been through this It took her years to come to terms with what was going on inside One of the break throughs she had was to forgive herself when she binged When she had compassion for herself, she was able to gain control of what she was doing instead of just watching what was happening This is something our school deals with and it s in line with what we try to do to help people It s powerful stuff.I like the way Katie uses these black squiggles to symbolize her hunger and her anxiety about food It works really well and it s easy to see how she is feeling in every frame It works so well I also ache for her experience with her energy medicine healer She was raped by this man It makes me sick 99% of us energy healers would never do anything to hurt someone this way The person s trust is utmost to help people heal We also don t try and separate them from the people in their lives It makes me sick to think about this happening Touch can be so healing and that trust can t be betrayed My uncle is a preacher and he feels the same way about pastors who rape their parishioners He says they get the press and everyone thinks that s what pastors do, but most pastors don t do that He gets so upset by this He is an upstanding person and has honor in his profession I really wish this hadn t happened to her, but I hope she gets past the hurt that jerk caused There are many many practitioners out there who are worthy of trust.I learned so much from this story Katie really shows all sides of what she went through She bares her story to the reader and I appreciate her honesty This is a great story and I am so glad I read this Happy New Year