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Lighter Than My Shadow

Lighter Than My Shadow
Katie Green
Jonathan Cape, 2017
Source: E-Galley, Library
Audience: Older Teens, Adults

From Goodreads:
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.

The best thing about Lighter Than My Shadow is the author’s use of color. It was so powerful and important to the story. It was a big book, which made it difficult to hold and read sometimes, but every pane in the story was so important. I appreciated that Green shared her story with the world, as heartbreaking as it was. I definitely felt protective of her and wanted her health to improve. It was a great book.