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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No matter how smart or mature Josie might have been, her s Grade: Nov 05, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. The writing, while at times sarcastically witty, sounded for the most part like an adult writing and failing to sound like a teen. Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia.

In between meals that serve as the battleground between patient and staff, Josie drifts in and out of flashbacks and daydreams. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Refresh and try again. Josie, a year-old graduate student, weighs 67 pounds when she is taken against her will to a treatment center for eating disorders.

I loved this novel, and I especially loved the observations of Josie, the anorexic woman at the center of this novel, from byy perspective this story is told. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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Societal pressure also has a way of ingraining itself on your soul, and this book is a great example of that. Then I couldn’t eat for several days, read this book about anorexia on the plane ride home, and alienated my seat neighbor by making embar a pretty intense, heartrending novel from the p.

A tough subject but treated really well. Jan 02, Natalee rated it really liked it Shelves: One meal consists of a “corpse and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands. Written as if the author had first hand, real life experience with this disease. Life-size by Jenefer Shute Paperback, Be the first to write a review.

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Disturbing and blatant, but a very real account of the anorexic mind. I keep picturing people I’ve known in the past—college friends, coworkers, family members—who suffered, and are probably still suffering, from this terrible disease.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book, such an interesting read and accurate to reality considering she has not got experience of an ED to reflect on. Publication Data Place of Publication.

Jun 04, Kyra rated it really liked it. It was written very poetically and honestly. As she rages against her hospital treatment, the reader is drawn deep inside the obsessive nightmare in which she is trapped, and from which part of her is now struggling to escape.


She’s going to be stuck in her head an awful lot. Otherwise, I highly recommend it. The author describes each feeling, and each hour and minute of the patient’s life, this time, in treatment, and not wanting to improve. Jul 20, Liz rated it liked it. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. His scores make his case.

Be the first to discover new talent! A harrowing and painfully realistic portrait of a young woman whose life is dominated and almost destroyed by her eating disorder.


Life-Size shoots straight for the heart of our country’s obsession with food and image. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A very interesting read, not to mention, you will never look at food the same after her descriptions!

Then, you wonder if she recovers. May 20, Izarra Varela rated it really liked it. 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.