I give A Divided Mind by Mary Billiter, 4 stars.
High school senior Branson finally has to admit that he hears voices. He knows what people will think, so he’s kept it hidden. But after an incident at school, he knows things will have to change. But what will this mean? Can’t he just be normal again? Meanwhile his mother has to come to terms with this. Her little boy is not perfect. What exactly is wrong with him? What will it all mean? What can she do to make it better? She’s his mother, she can fix it. Right?
This was an interesting book. It read to me more like a book of discovery and coping with mental illness than a thriller book in my personal opinion. Written as different viewpoints, it’s interesting to see how each person sees what is going on and how they deal with it. It is a very interesting book and I liked the progression of not only Branson, but of the whole family. This would be a great introduction to a new series, too.