The novel starts with a single question: “How did I get here?” The answer lies in the pages that follow, and it’s far from simple. Pressured by media, friends, the workplace ...more
Tyranny follows the life of Anna as she goes from being a normal teenager with a healthy appetite, to a girl who cant stand to look at herself and wants to be someone different. As the story follows ...more
When I became a high-school English teacher these issues became a bit more urgent, as I began to wonder if any students were wrestling with them. I rant about the culture and advertising industries which train us all to ha ...more
The book starts near the end of the story with the protagonist, Anna, wondering how she has gotten to this point in her life. She goes back and examines her home life and how little things piled together to make her stop eating and fearing food.
Throughout, Anna's anorexia is personified by this scribble woman whom she calls Tyranny. She nags ...more
How it feels: "My life is gone, but I'm alive and dead too."
How it is realized: "Am I dying? I don't want to die! It's too soon! Let me live."
How it is conquered: "For the first time in a long time, I have a future, and I'm happy! So, once and for all, I don't care about being thin!"
By definition, the word "tyranny" encompasses multiple definitions and can also refer to any "despotic abuse of authority" or "undue severity or ha ...more
When I accepted Tyranny for review I think I knew it wasn’t going to be like anything else I’d ever read and that feeling was definitely correct. This is a heartbreaking novel that doesn’t shy away from the truth of eating disorders ...more
I think Tyranny is a great way to get your first glimpse of what living with anorexia is like, as it covers years of Anna's life and how it effected her. It's a great way to get the discussion going or at least think about it as an individ ...more
I was expecting more edge and drama from this this than I ended up getting. It had a light-hearted feel to it, mostly due to the art. The illustrations made it look like this would be aimed at younger kids, almost like it could be in Highlights magazine. There was no subtlety in the art or plot whatsoever. While there were s ...more
As this struggling anorexic girl faces the evil demon of herself ‘Tyranny’, she forces herself to believe that she is overweight so drops weight in an unhealthy way very quickly. This book takes a journey through the life of a young ...more
this book has made me realize that there are people who suffer from eating disorders and it has made me thankful that i can eat.
sometimes we take the little things in life for granted without knowing that other people might be missing that little thing which completes you and makes you happy.
This book in my opinion should be in all high schools and primary schools to educate both young girls and boys.
I p ...more
It's really scary because we see how alive this Tyranny is, and how it completely controls her actions and behaviour ...more
If you hold an ignorance towards eating disorders and those who suffer from them then read this as it will change your perspective and help you fully understand the pain the boys and girls go through with this awful mental illness.
If anyone who rea ...more
Eating disorders are so misunderstood, as are mental illnesses and it is crucial that the "rest of us" who do not deal with it on an everyday, first hand basis to sit up and pay attention.
This book needs to be read by everyone.
My copy was missing a page but that page probably had a lot to say ...more
Mini-review originally posted on Nightjar's Jar of Books.
This is a short graphic novel which tells the story of a young woman called Anna, who has struggled with anorexia since puberty, egged on by Tyranny, who refers to itself as Anna's "other self"; a demonic manifestation of the dark thoughts at the root of her disorder.
I really wanted to like this book, since it seemed like a really interesting concept, but unfortunately I found it more boring than anything else. I did like some of the art,...more
A really big thank you to the people at Walker for sending this book for me to review. I've never seen a graphic novel deal with the topic of anorexia before, so I was intrigued with it even before I had a copy in my hands. As some of you may know, I had my own experiences with an eating disorder as a teenager, so it is a subject very close to my heart.
The cover of this really stood out for me. It's very striking, the yellow with the drawing of Tyranny. Right from the cover, I realise that one's ...more
Though geared toward girls aged 11 and up, this graphic novel's artwork and subject matter would be very shocking and affecting to readers of any age. there is only a ...more