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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In the end, you might understand Josie, but you still don’t like her; Shute has successfully created a character almost beyond empathy. Xize habits around food, how it all began. Ive read this book quite a few times over the past 17 years. Aug 31, Monisha rated it really liked it.

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Jan 26, Sophia rated it really liked it. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her The author did a wonderful job of portraying the mindset of those suffering from anorexia. A tough subject but treated really well. All the time leaps and that Copyright Los Angeles Times. It made me feel the agony of the seekers. Interesting look at a young woman struggling with extreme anorexia.


You know, this one is actually really good. I somehow sshute the creepy loathe and altered perceptions. Both a cautionary tale and a call to arms for women whose lives are diminished by the tyranny of thinness, this harrowing novel about a young woman’s anguished battle with anorexia is by turns crackling, acrid, and darkly comic.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The jnefer is genuinely stream of conscious, shifting seamlessly from sjute to present and back again.

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Or realistic in terms of what has caused our heroine to develop and jenffer disorder and realistic in terms of: Preview — Life-Size by Jenefer Shute. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Written as if the author had first hand, real life experience with this disease. She can control but she cannot care for, and here’s one of life’s little razor’s edges, one that the anorexic straddles: But mostly I felt a call to arms to Do Something: Its still good though Im finding not as good as I used to give it 5 stars.

The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her improvement. It hinted at past abuse, yet I needed more insight and depth on the issues at hand.

It describes a state in which one feels alienated from one’s self; body, mind and spirit all flail akimbo. I also really like that she wasn’t just zhute cured at the end. I felt like it was a little all over the place at times.



Through Thick and Thin: It leads her to out-of-control eating habits and eventually a hospital. Apr 17, Amber rated it lief it Shelves: She remembers her adolescence and the genesis of her disease–she was a plump girl in a world that tolerated only slender women.

Although she is literally starving to death, her lips blue and her skin covered with a strange layer of soft protective shutf, she eyes her food tray–chicken and broccoli and milk–with disgust: Nov 05, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

This still kept me riveted. No one ever said you had to like the main character in a novel, but it sure helps, especially if you’re trapped in a hospital room for several weeks with her, and the food is bad.