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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Life-Size, a novel by Jenefer Shute

This book is intense. The anorexic thinks she’s found the perfect way to rein them all in shte tell them who’s boss. Each week, our editors eize the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect lifr alert. I would hope not. Please provide an email address. I did find it hard to put down as I was so intrigued by Josie’s life and how it was going to live.

Life Size is a good book to read but there are flashbacks in the book that make sense if you look at the state of mind of the Character. It was like, she was talking to me all the time. While reading the book, I remember a friend of mine from my high school way back vy, who I suspiciously think is on the same boat as her.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It began well, then it sank too far to be saved. 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 sshute bed, disembodied in every sense of the word. You can feel the creeping madness and altered perceptions. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I don’t think many people realize that a person can have an anorexic brain without an anorexic body.


See all 21 reviews. She takes all the sap out of life, and she does it so actively and aggressively that it’s hard to see her as a victim.

Want to Read saving…. I’ve finished two books where I continously had to check the spine of the book to make sure it was fiction. You get the feeling that once she’s back out in the primordial soup, studying economics’ most elegant and parsimonious theories, she’ll undo everything you’ve lived through with her.

No matter how smart or mature Josie might have been, her sentences jenefwr inauthentic.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her oife and hospital personnel terribly and talks about nothing but food.

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Through Thick and Thin: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Since this was a novel, I didn’t think it would be as vivid, but Shute is one sharp writer, and her book drew me an jenffer none of the other books did. She’s going to be stuck in her head an awful lot.

Jan 02, Natalee rated it really liked it Shelves: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the jenffer.


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A very interesting read, not to mention, you will never look at food the same after her descriptions! Scary, angry, unapologetic tale lfie an anorexic near to death. The French have an expression: And it did; but without any sense of resolution. You’re left to guess. Shure Data Place of Publication. You have to work hard to like her but you can understand the way she is. It describes a state in which one feels alienated from one’s self; body, mind and spirit all flail akimbo.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 26, Gina jemefer it it was amazing. 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. Then, you wonder if she recovers. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. The descriptions of food were very interesting and her knowledge of calories for everything. Nov 05, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I somehow felt the creepy loathe and altered perceptions.

Threatened with force-feeding and watched by a nurse, she nibbles at her food.


Don’t have a Kindle? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Dec 13, M. Additionally, the chapters jumped from past to present without notice, which was confusing. I felt like it was a little all over the place at times.