Waiting on Wednesday weekly event that spotlights upcoming-releases that bloggers are most excited about. This week’s I-can’t-wait book is: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Molly Pierce. The Half Life of Molly Pierce will be released on July 8, 2014 by HarperCollins.
About the Book
A mysterious and visceral page-turner about a seventeen-year-old girl who unravels the secrets of her alternate personality, reminiscent of the film Memento.
You live and you remember.
Me, I live and I forget.
But now-now I am remembering.
For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Molly suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and since she was a little girl, she’s played host to Mabel, a completely separate and individual personality. When Mabel is in control, Molly experiences the blackouts she’s been so scared of. But now Mabel is letting Molly in on her secrets; she’s letting Molly remember. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.
The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves. (From Goodreads.com)
Why I’m Waiting
I’ve always been fascinated by dissociative identity disorder. I read a book in 7th grade where a girl had it and it is what first sparked my interest in psychology. It’s a disorder not a lot of people know much about, and even in this day and age, people don’t always ‘believe’ it is a real thing. I can’t even imagine not having full control of my mind like that. Mental health is such a weird/taboo thing, so the more books that deal with it, expose it to teens and adults.
Beyond that, this premise sounds facinating. Being in love with someone and not even knowing it — I can’t really fathom how that would feel. I’ve got high hopes for this one and cannot wait to get it in my hands!
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So, what book are YOU waiting for this week?
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.