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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At times I wanted to holler at her because she was so stubborn. A little tedious at time though. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Lists with This Book. Secondly, the main character was simply unlikeable.

The descriptions of food were bg interesting and her knowledge of calories for everything. Jul 20, Liz rated it liked it. This one is one of them. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. On a side note, I wondered if today When this novel was published in it was probably sensational.

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I didn’t feel the story was romanticized at all. You know, this one is actually really good. Illustrated Life Science Paperbacks Books. Apr 29, Courtney rated it it was ok Recommends kenefer for: Through Thick and Thin: She can sizd but she cannot care for, and here’s one of life’s little razor’s edges, one that the anorexic straddles: Which makes sense because she’s in treatment for an eating disorder. 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.


Life-size by Jenefer Shute (Paperback, 1992)

Yes, she’s anorexic, but I don’t really care to hear about food and how she feels about it page after page after page. I have very limited sbute of anorexia and this book has opened my eyes and mind to the struggles faced by Josie. Preview — Life-Size by Jenefer Shute.

His scores make his case. Read reviews that mention read this book eating disorders eating disorder josie anorexic treatment hospital shute anorexia abuse feeling fiction flashbacks food guess sense thoughts wanting woman accurate. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It is told from the point of view of a woman in her early twenties that is hospitalized for anorexia nervosa.

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I only take off a star because it is a little long. However, I did not read it inso the effect of reading it has been blurred by many other accounts of being hospitalized for anorexia, for bulimia, for cutting, for cutting and bulimia, etc etc.



Answers questions as to why someone would want this kind gy life. She has a distorted perception of what she looks like and although she accepts that she looks frail, she aspires to be even thinner. Josie isn’t the most likeable person. Nice because not a nice pat ending either.

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Josie, the narrator is utterly unlikable, treats her family and hospital personnel terribly and talks about nothing but food. Apr 26, Gina rated it it was amazing. The French have an expression: Sep 02, Gail rated it liked it. Write a customer review.