Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lighter than My Shadow gets 3.5 Stars {ya lit, graphic novel}

Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green is a teen, young adult memoir graphic novel.  Intense quick read about anorexia, mental illness, depression, sexual abuse, sexual assault, tough, sad, recovery. Sponsored. Book review. 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Alohamora Open a Book alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green is a young adult/teen memoir in graphic novel format.  This fast/quick read is perfect for reluctant readers, and anyone that has struggled with an eating disorder and/or sexual abuse.  

This book is heavy and talks about many tough subjects including the pain, frustration, and recovery from those subjects.  However, this tough heavy book is quite well done.  Overall, Lighter than My Shadow felt real and raw; it was hard to read at times, but it was also enlightening and encouraging. 

Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green is a teen, young adult memoir graphic novel.  Intense quick read about anorexia, mental illness, depression, sexual abuse, sexual assault, tough, sad, recovery. Sponsored. Book review. 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Alohamora Open a Book alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/

Lighter than My Shadow gets 3.5 out of 5 stars in my book review.  I think the artistic vision is great, and telling this story in graphic novel format was a great choice.  However, I sometimes found myself confused with the pictures and what exactly was going on.  This book is definitely not clean as there are drawings of Katie naked and drawings of the sexual abuse.   

I will say that this book is not one I am going to own, and I don't think it is one most people are going to buy.  However, there is a definite place for it in a school or public library collection.  Lighter than My Shadow has value, and it should be accessible for all those that need it.  Anyone looking for a help and hope with anorexia, eating disorder, recovery, and sexual abuse should definitely pick this book up.  It's a beautiful and valuable book; though, it is definitely not a book for everyone. 

  
Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green is a teen, young adult memoir graphic novel.  Intense quick read about anorexia, mental illness, depression, sexual abuse, sexual assault, tough, sad, recovery. Sponsored. Book review. 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Alohamora Open a Book alohamoraopenabook http://alohamoraopenabook.blogspot.com/


Happy reading even if it is an incredibly difficult subject. 


Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Best For: 14 years old and up, 9th grade and up. 

Clean Read: No. Not clean at all, though in context with this tough subject.
Worth a Check Out: No, unless you want a great perspective on mental illness, eating disorder, and sexual assault.
Buy It or Not: No.
Read Aloud: No.
Lesson Ideas: Anorexia, eating disorder, mental illness, depression, sexual assault, sexual abuse, recovery, perspective. 



I received this book from Myrick Marketing in exchange for my review and honest opinion.  All of my thoughts, opinions, and words are my own.



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