The Half Life of Molly Pierce

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

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"Molly, a seventeen-year-old girl who suffers from dissociative identity disorder, has played host to Mabel, a completely distinct personality, for most her life. When Molly faces a crisis Mabel doesn't know she can handle, Mabel lets Molly in on her secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062231178
0062231170
Branch Call Number: Fiction Leno TEEN
Characteristics: 234 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 23, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I enjoyed reading a book from the perspective of someone suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. The idea is still new and fresh enough for the author to be creative with her writing. Plus, I loved the contrast between Molly's two personalities. On the other hand, I found some details of the plot unrealistic. For instance, how would someone struggling with DID for years not know about it when her own family, therapist and friends know? It is also unclear how Molly developed the disorder seeing as it usually stems from trauma. I would not recommend this book to anyone who is really into psychology. Perhaps if you are just curious about how a character with two personalities behaves, you might enjoy this book. Overall, I rate this book ⭐⭐.
@TheBookNerd of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Lotte_
Jan 05, 2015

amazing book, and really well written, great mystery and suspense involved and a really good twist/answers near the end, enjoyable read

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smurfette2528
Aug 10, 2014

As an adult, keeping in mind it was written for teens, a pretty good read. As it was written from Molly's perspective, it had a bit of a Still Alice feel to it.

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