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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 BreakfastBut 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


10 thoughts on “Lighter Than My Shadow

  1. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  2. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  3. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  4. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  5. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  6. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  7. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  8. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  9. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.


  10. says:

    I first discovered this book when I was in the book store in San Jose I knew I wanted it then.but I was with a friend, Will , doing much walking for the day and it might be called Lighter Than My Shadow , but physically it s a very heavy weight book to lug around A couple weeks later in the same store with a friend Celia , I bought the book before walking back to the car The book cover first caught my attention, but it was the introduction that brought tears to my eyes and if being truthful I saw Paul s eyes water a little too When I got home with my new heavy weight book and read him the introduction having shared history together that only we know and clear that neither one of us almost never re visits reading books about eating disorders with good reasons Paul got why I bought THIS book and WHY this book was different from ALL OTHERS 14 years our own Katy suffered and struggled this with illness anorexia nervosa. but like Katie Green, no book like this existed Paul and I both got immediately what was different about this graphic memoir.WE WERE INSPIRED Today, our daughter is healthy, happy and thriving Today, Katie Green is healthy happy and thriving The introduction by Katie Green Dear Reader, You are holding the book I wish had been there for me It exists because I wanted nobody else to feel as lost, confused and alone as I felt I wanted to be honest about how hard recovery is, and how long it takes, at the same providing that it is possible In truth, I wished for an instruction manual, and that s what I hoped to provide But as my own recovery unfolded and took turns I could never have anticipated I learned why such a bummer could not exist Getting better is so inherently personal, and everyone must choose it for themselves.Nonetheless I hope that in sharing my experience, my choices good and bad that I might reach out to someone struggling on their own journey.This book is my promise that it can and does get better To others, and myself Katie Green 2017 Katie first published this book in 2013 in the UK Katie Green, Author and illustrator, nature lover, bookworm, tea drinker extraordinaire who lives in the UK, hand drew her story of struggle and recovery a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weakthey prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure toward happiness The illustrations are incredible filled with storytelling expressions without words There are wordsbut even without Katie s artwork speaks directly to what is going on Paul and I had discussions about the artwork alone what was the Shadow sayings It was fascinating to hear Paul s interpretation which was sometimes different than my own which was interesting in itself because in our family when Katy was sick each family member internalized Katy s illness a little different Given the topics covered eating disorders PTSD OCD sexual and emotional abuse it s wise to put this book in the right hands Parents and professionals should read this book if they are dealing with children struggling with any of the mentioned triggers.This is all written from a child s experience the struggle and the recovery and the many years involved Written with courage and sensitivity Beautiful harrowing powerful NOTES of Interest when I looked up Katie Green on the Internet I was treated to much of her phenomenal colorful artwork much is of nature gorgeous drawings of animals Wow Must see.if interested in nature, art, and creative talent.