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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, a novel by Jenefer Shute: “Unforgettable” (Washington Post Book World); “A remarkable novel” (The New York Times Book Review).

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Aug 21, Jennifer rated it it was ok. Sep 02, Gail rated it liked it.

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One meal consists of a “corpse and a tree; a fluid secreted by bovine mammary glands. You want her to get better. It provided me with an insight to eating disorders but oh the ways we humans hurt ourselves and others in the search for a nonexistent “perfection”. I’m not sure how accurately this work of fiction portrays a young woman with anorexia but it has made me think. Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her family and hospital personnel terribly and talks about nothing but food.

She’s going to be stuck in her head an awful lot. The book followed her in-patient treatment at a hospital. Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia. I somehow felt the creepy loathe and altered perceptions. A little tedious at time though. You want her to eat, to stop counting every calorie, to look at food in a different way, to get the help she needs.

Jun 21, J. On a side note, I wondered if today When this novel was published in it was probably sensational. I did find it hard to put down as I was so intrigued by Josie’s jenefee and how it was going to progress.


Josie isn’t the most likeable person. You can just imagine what she does with sex “9 calories per teaspoon”.


I do, however, wish the book went on a little further than where it ended. Preview — Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues at hand. Life-Size shoots straight for the heart of our country’s obsession with food and image.

Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care jendfer hear about food and how she feels about it page after page after page. It’s hard not jeneder admire the protagonist who triumphs. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Secondly, the main character was simply unlikeable. Excellent first person narrative on anorexia. Sep 25, Valerie rated it really liked it Recommended to Valerie by: Yes we have all read about anorexia in spades, but this still kept me riveted, and I galloped through it in less than a day.

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To view it, click here. Nonetheless, “Life Size” remains a powerful and darkly funny journey into the scary depths of a soul who has lost the connection to the realities of her body, jenefef thus her connection to the world.

Hyde of self-image, takes some of the fun out of the sculpting: Written as if the author had first hand, real life experience with this disease. Shute’s very descriptive writing really caught the self-loathing and anger a person suffers with this shufe. Not what you expect, not what you think. The first-person protagonist is an unlikable person by any standards, but I found that my only feelings were siae mixture of pity and empathy. It’s a linear story, not completely at least.


I only take off a star because it is a little long.

No matter how smart or mature Josie lice have been, her sentences felt inauthentic. This still kept me riveted. Her habits around food, how it all began. I promise I haven’t lost my mind. She’s still having issues, maybe she’s seen some light but not likely, she’s not okay with getting better. Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. It’s tough to read a book about eating disorders—even evocative, well-written books like this—from the comforts of my own healthy body image.

Jul 20, Liz rated it liked it. The writing, while at times sarcastically witty, sounded for the most part like an adult writing and failing to sound like a teen. The memories don’t cohere into anything more than self-hatred. And it did; but without any sense of resolution. Scary, angry, unapologetic tale of an anorexic near to death. See 1 question about Life-Size….

Sze story of a young woman in a ‘residential facility’ for her anorexia-I enjoyed it and it didn’t make me want to throw up or starve myself afterwords. I don’t think many people realize that a person can have an anorexic brain without an anorexic body.

Jul 22, Gina rated it it was amazing. Three and a half stars.

Plus I didn’t really see an end.