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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It’s hard not to admire the protagonist lfe triumphs. Memories of an overbearing mother, an ambiguous sexual relationship with her father, and an adolescent’s typically appalling first encounters with love and lust help to explain the cold detachment of the voice in the hospital bed, disembodied in every sense of the word.


Additionally, the chapters jumped from past to present without notice, which was confusing. The author describes each feeling, and each hour and minute of the patient’s life, this time, in treatment, and not wanting to improve. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Sophy Henn Sophy Henn.


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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It was like, she was talking to me all the time. Don’t have a Kindle? By the end of the book, you actually understand why this woman is doing this to herself.

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The author did a wonderful job of portraying the mindset of those suffering from anorexia. Scary, angry, unapologetic shuye of an anorexic near to death.

On the other hand these same flashbacks are constantly changing and make no sense what so ever that it leaves the reader feeling like there should be more. See details for description of any imperfections.

Apr 08, Rachel rated it really liked it. Through Thick and Thin: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She is unapologetic, and strives to starve herself until almost the final pages of the novel this detail will not spoil the book for you, I promise.

Terrific at showing the crux of developing anorexia: Please provide an email address. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.


pife Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Josie isn’t the most likeable person. Josie is relentlessly mean-spirited, so alienated that you can hardly feel sorry for her in your haste to get away from her. No eBook available Amazon.

You know, this one is actually really good. It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues sjute hand.

LIFE-SIZE by Jenefer Shute | Kirkus Reviews

You can feel the creeping madness and altered perceptions. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books about people with eating disorders, most of them autibiographical. There was a problem adding your email address. However, there were several flaws with this book. Gobs of congealed grease. I felt like it was a little all over the place at times.

Dysfunctional families and failed relationships wreak havoc with the image of self.