Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW by Katie Green

Source: *I received a copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc.
in exchange for an honest review*
Publisher: Roar
Release Date: October 3rd, 2017 (Already released!)
Number of Pages: 508 (Paperback)


Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.

But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the vulnerable, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

G E T   Y O U R   C O P Y   N O W !
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After my friend Melissa told us how much she enjoyed this graphic novel during our book club, I couldn't resist getting a copy when I was offered one!

I decided to pick LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW up after getting home from work, started reading and didn't stop until I'd finished it. The topic is definitely heavy as the book deals mostly with Katie's struggles with anorexia and mental health. It made me gasp and tear up more than once, but no matter how hard it was to face, it is such a hard book to put down. I was desperate to see what would happen next, and I wanted to try to understand what Katie was going through as much as I could!

Katie Green's artwork is wonderful. It balanced the story perfectly, and I could feel the emotion through every single drawing and every page. I'm blown away by this entire book! The fact that it's so personal makes me even more impressed. I don't even know Katie, other than having read her book, and I'm undeniably proud of her. LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW is an absolute work of art. The story is raw, and incredibly powerful! It'll pull you right in, and the artwork complements it perfectly!

If you're a fan of heavier graphic novels that tackle personal subjects, I think you'll find LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW just as remarkable as I did! And I also think that you'll be impressed by this book even if you're not big on graphic novels, but you like any sort of memoir dealing with mental health. All in all, I thought LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW was absolutely amazing! If you've ever dealt with mental health or have simply wanted to understand it better, you need to read this book!

What do you think?
Does LIGHTER THAN MY SHADOW sound like a graphic novel you'd like to pick up?

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