Life-Size [Jenefer Shute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Landing in the hospital after starving herself down to a mere sixty-seven pounds . The key to its success is that Jenefer Shute understands the importance of language in the strategies of the anorexic, and turns it to literary. “Life-Size,” Jenefer Shute’s first novel, contributes more to our understanding of the horrors and frustrations of anorexia than it does to the art of.

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I read it in a single day; I couldn’t put it down! The media and its portrayal of women is despicable. His scores make his case. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, wize improvement.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The victim is also the perpetrator, who, in an effort to gain control over a life run amok, marshals the will to at least gain dominion over the increasingly narrow sphere of the body. To view it, click here. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? She can control but she cannot care for, and here’s one of life’s little razor’s edges, one that the anorexic straddles: Additionally, the chapters jumped from past to present without notice, which was confusing.

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Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia. It’s always good to read a book that shows that treatment for eating disorders is actually worth it. See details for description of any imperfections.


I like realistic more than ridiculous YA romance. I’m not sure how accurately this work of fiction portrays a young woman with anorexia but it has made me think. Shute, telling the story in Josie’s voice, limits her scope to the narrow, obsessive thoughts of an anorexic, so her portrait, while harrowing and absorbing, is more a fictional journal than a full-fledged novel.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care to hear about food and shuge she feels about it page after page after page.

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Jul 28, Milo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 13, M. Lists with This Book. This book is one inwhich I intend to read again.

I found this book to be very similar to what goes through the minds of eating disordered women I have been one of them; no longer actively restricting but the body image stuff never seems to go away. A very interesting read, not to mention, you will never look at food the same after her descriptions! I’ve finished two books where I continously had to check the spine of the book to make sure it was fiction. But mostly I felt a call to arms to Do Something: Read reviews that mention read this book eating disorders eating disorder josie anorexic treatment hospital shute anorexia abuse feeling fiction flashbacks food guess sense thoughts wanting woman accurate.


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To ask other readers questions about Life-Sizeplease sign up. I like to read jenefeer that allow me to get inside a character’s head and understand their feelings and this is what this book allowed me to do. Josie doesn’t seem to get better, just a little fatter.

Very interesting to hear her thoughts and catch glimpses of exactly why she is struggling with her emotions and ED.


I only take off a star because lif is a little long. Please provide an email address. Groups and activities are usually a large part of treatment, learning to communicate, and this book focuses on this girl’s struggle as if she only interfaced with doctors and nurses.

Hyde of self-image, takes some of the fun out of the sculpting: It also might be a real eye-opener. Page 1 of bby Start over Page 1 of 1. Some parts are difficult to read emotionally and can be triggering but it is an honest approach to the subject. It describes a state in which one feels alienated from one’s self; body, mind and spirit all flail akimbo.