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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Be the first to write a review. While reading the book, I remember a friend of mine from my high school way backwho I suspiciously think is on the same boat as her. Lest you be isze with my current reading choices these days —Sylvia Plath, Victor Frankl, that Ned Vizzini thing and now this—rest easy: Josie is relentlessly mean-spirited, so alienated that you can hardly feel sorry for her in your haste to get away from her.

Sep 02, Gail rated it liked it. I couldn’t put it down. Jul 20, Liz rated it liked it. Copyright Los Angeles Times.

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I read it in a single day; I couldn’t put it down! Additionally, the chapters jumped from past to present without notice, which was confusing.

Too bad jemefer out of print. You can just imagine what she does with sex “9 calories per teaspoon”. Gobs of congealed grease.

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She can control but she cannot care for, and here’s one of life’s little razor’s edges, one that the anorexic straddles: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Many eating disorder books, or even books about mental health in general often lack depth, the true horrors, the jenffer and intensity, that I felt was portrayed well in this novel.

Threatened with force-feeding and watched by a nurse, she nibbles at her food. Filled with self-hatred for having a body that didn’t conform to the fashion magazines, she began to diet, making a religion of it until only the perfection of pure jenefef would do. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This one is one of them. Jjenefer novel beautifully written from a point of view of an anorexic woman who suffers from eating disorder.

It’s very sad and made my cry, especially Josie’s feeling of complete loss of a sense of self near the end, as well as a general feeling of loss that runs throughout the book. See details and exclusions.

Gobs of congealed grease. To view it, click here. I read this over a couple of days. The book goes into her mind. In the end, you might understand Josie, but you still don’t like her; Shute lice successfully created a character almost beyond empathy.


This book is intense. The victim is also the perpetrator, who, jfnefer an effort to gain control over a life run amok, marshals the will to at least gain dominion over the increasingly narrow sphere of the body. Published August 1st by Avon Books first ahute April 1st I’ll be looking out for Shute’s work in the future. I mean, I finished the book, but somehow I find that there were so many open questions.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Since this was a novel, I didn’t think it would be as vivid, but Shute is one sharp shutte, and her book drew me an as none of the other books did.

I somehow felt the creepy loathe and altered perceptions. The reader doesn’t hope for her recovery or, at a minimum, her improvement. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. I do not like the fact that the author never got to the root of the problem. No ratings or reviews yet. I kept waiting to hit the peak of excitement, but it never came.

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