Author: Shana Mahaffey
Published: October 2009
Source: Author/TLC Book Tour
Before we begin, I would like to introduce you to Holly Miller....watch this and then proceed.
My Thoughts: Where do I start???? Do I start with the crazy sounding premise of this story??? You watched the video, you saw how touched in the head Holly appeared right??? Multiple personality disorder??? Or just unhinged??? Well, I think Holly is a bit of both, because how long could you stay sane while you have five other individuals who reside inside of your head?? This book is pure genius....there wasn't a time that I doubted that Holly suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder (new term for multiple personality disorder). There are many humorous moments in this book, but there is always that dark tint to the humor which makes you feel for the life that Holly is living. I have to tell you that I broke down in the middle of the book and then big time towards the end. This story has so many layers within the pages, and the author has expertly crafted how much information she gives you and what she wants you to do with it. You get to really understand Holly and believe it or not, her Committee- faceless Boy, Silent One, Sarge, Ruffles, and Betty-Jane. Having these voices in her head drives Holly crazy, but she fears what her life would be like if they were to ever leave. My heart breaks for those that have had such traumatic events happen to them, that their psyche breaks off into compartments in order to keep the person safe. Holly's journey to try to integrate the voices back into just her makes for a very compelling read and one that you should not miss. I'm going to be a bit unconventional here and suggest to those that decide to read, Sounds Like Crazy, that you start with the conversation guide. After I finished, I then of course read the discussion guide. I truly wished I'd read this before I started, as I feel (in my humble opinion) that it enriches your reading experience. Don't worry there are no spoilers in the guide! This book has easily become a best read for me for 2010....and I highly recommend this book to my fellow readers!!!!!
Thank you to TLC for asking me to be a part of this book tour.
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