A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Anna Hirsch

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter
5 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author and I was truly blown away. The story is about a boy who is diagnosed with schizophrenia and his family’s struggle to deal with it, especially his mother. It is a gripping and harrowing tale of what a schizophrenic goes through. The author describes in detail the delusions, confusion and sometimes terror of what they see and feel.

Someone I love is schizophrenic so this story hit close to home. I can fully understand what Tara was going through. The feelings of helplessness and longing to help the person yet knowing there is nothing that you can do. Watching a loved one fight their own mind and struggle for sanity.

This book is extremely well written. The author really hit the nail on its head. There are constant twists and turns. Forewarning: this is not a happy story but the bare reality of an agonizing disease. I was nervous about reading this book but I’m so glad that I did.

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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