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 circumstances can collide, and normal behavior can 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 that they prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure and to eventually find happiness.---from the publisher
516 pages 978-1941302415 Ages 14 and up
Keywords: graphic nonfiction, memoir, perfection, fear of failure, anxiety, eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, struggle, healing, recovery, resilience, hope, illness, mental health, mental illness, transformation, body image, self criticism, risk taking, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old