Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie GreenLighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

Lighter Than My Shadow

byKatie GreenBy (artist)Katie Green

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse andrecovery.

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.

Katie Green is an artist and illustrator living in the south west of England. She studied for a degree in biology before specialising in illustration and going on to create Lighter Than My Shadow, which is her first book. She publishes a bi-monthly zine, The Green Bean, and shares snippets of her other projects on her website, www.k...
Title:Lighter Than My ShadowFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:516 pages, 10 × 7.7 × 1.4 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7.7 × 1.4 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Lion ForgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941302416

ISBN - 13:9781941302415


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. Simply Amazing. Although the thickness of the book is tantalizing, one could easily read this book in one sitting. Green captures the reader's attention with her raw emotion displayed through expressive visuals. Green deserves many awards for her talent and her openness to share her personal experiences.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An important book I read this all in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. It was beautiful and vulnerable and I'm grateful that the author was able to share her experience and emotions through her illustrations and words.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I can’t imagine how hard it was for the author to write this book. It truly is a masterpiece.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! It is remarkable! So relatable to those who have suffered through an eating disorder.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Insightful, thought-provoking read
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! After my friend Melissa told us how much she enjoyed this graphic novel during our book club, I couldn't resist getting a copy when I was offered one! I decided to pick LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW up after getting home from work, started reading and didn't stop until I'd finished it. The topic is definitely heavy as the book deals mostly with Katie's struggles with anorexia and mental health. It made me gasp and tear up more than once, but no matter how hard it was to face, it is such a hard book to put down. I was desperate to see what would happen next, and I wanted to try to understand what Katie was going through as much as I could! Katie Green's artwork is wonderful. It balanced the story perfectly, and I could feel the emotion through every single drawing and every page. I'm blown away by this entire book! The fact that it's so personal makes me even more impressed. I don't even know Katie, other than having read her book, and I'm undeniably proud of her. LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW is an absolute work of art. The story is raw, and incredibly powerful! It'll pull you right in, and the artwork complements it perfectly! If you're a fan of heavier graphic novels that tackle personal subjects, I think you'll find LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW just as remarkable as I did! And I also think that you'll be impressed by this book even if you're not big on graphic novels, but you like any sort of memoir dealing with mental health. All in all, I thought LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW was absolutely amazing! If you've ever dealt with mental health or have simply wanted to understand it better, you need to read this book! *I received a copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review*
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from super deep this book really makes you think about everything a 'healthy' person takes for granted and how you never know what is going on in a person's life. is book was worth the time :)
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It's a story of Green's struggles with eating disorders and abuse that more people relate to at some point in life than you'd least I did. Anorexic or not, any young girl (or boy) can relate to the feelings Green had expressed on her pages. It's a quick read that I found hard to stop turning the pages. The beautiful illustrations tell Green's story in a way that I'm not used to (I don't usually reach for graphic novels) but loved nonetheless.
Date published: 2017-11-05