like how this book has chapters for each character. To get to know thier versions of this story. This book flows really well. This is a very well though out book and shows the struggles of mental health extremely well. Tara has twins and her part of the story in flow when the twins tell there’s. I think because of the subject matter it was hard to grip into this book was noted as a Thriller on good reads and other places it is psychological. This is a very emotional book and pulls in your heart strings.
While this book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you go read A Divided Mind first. That is where you are introduced to the characters and it is definitely worth a read.
Okay…now…the emotional level of this book is set on high. I cried numerous times during this book and had to walk away a couple of times to compose myself and calm down before returning. This book, once again, focuses on mental illness and it just feels so real. I am going to try to review this book without giving anything away because, like the last book, it should be read with no spoilers and with an open mind.
Branson and Aaron are now in college. We are introduced to a third twin, David. David exists in the mind of one of the twins. When their mom gets sick, David starts to make himself more known and things get crazy.
There is a lot going on in this story…and I honestly don’t want to give anything away. If you’re like me, you will get sucked into this story and find yourself questioning what you thought was happening as the book goes on. It is a story that will stay with you long after you set the book down.
This is one of those books that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. I have been thinking about this book for days since I finished reading it. This book feels raw and real and I enjoyed the way the author presented the story.
The book is told mostly from the POV of Branson and Tara. Branson is in high school and one day he blacks out at school. His mother, Tara, receives the phone call and that sets into motion a series of events where she comes to find out that her son has been hearing voices in his head. This book goes back and forth between Branson and Tara and they come to terms with what that means and how they move forward.
This is one of those books that it is good to go into it without any idea of what is going to happen or how it plays out. I don’t want to give anything away in this review because it is something that each reader should face with an open mind. It deals with topics that are relevant and real…and I enjoyed every word.
This is the second book I. The series the frist been the Divided Mind. Yet again this book is set into POV. This is through Aranon and Bransons college year. The way in which schizophrenia was inrterapted could of been executed better in my opinion. The side of both twins are very similar and at points I has to correct myself to whom I was reading about. The plot for me dragged given the seriousness of this book.
This is my second book by M. Billiter. I read A Divided Mind first and couldn’t put it down. This book was the same for me. However, this book had so much more emotion than the first one. I honestly had a small cry break in this book. Beautifully worded and written. In the first book you get Branson and Tara’s POV. In this book you get both twins and I am at a loss for words at how exceptional this book turned out. It is sad and heart breaking, but mental illness does not get enough explanation in the world – this book shows the truth of it. Absolute must read.
The Divided Twin (The Divided Series #2) by M. Billiter was a twisted 5 star read.
I was pulled right in from the beginning and was done before I knew it.
Aaron and Branson are identical twins, one of them has been diagnosed with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder. Both twins are at different colleges trying to move forward. Branson hasn’t had any issues for quite some time. When things take a sad turn the boys end up going back home. Their mom has fallen sick with breast cancer.
Things get even more twisted when another personality makes itself known and has some dark and twisted plans. There are so many unexpected twists and turns. I will warn that there are some scenes that may cause triggers for some. All of the secondary characters added a great element to the story. There is bullying, mental illness, violence and so much more. The author has done a great job with her writing and you feel like you are right there with the characters. I had chills at times and my emotions were all over the place. You can read this as a stand alone but I suggest reading book one so that you are familiar with the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author. 1-click and get started today.
The Divided Twin by M. Billiter with Kyle Thomas is the second book in The Divided Series. Branson is now in college and new challenges are presenting themselves to his life. I highly recommend reading the first book in this series before this one. There is so much going on in their lives which adds to the challenges the family already faces. This book is emotional and heartbreaking at times. I did not want to put it down, yet I had to because of the emotions. I really enjoyed reading this book and will be looking for more from this author in the future.
A Divided Mind by M. Billiter is the first book in The Divided Series. The story is about a teen, Branson and his struggles with the realization that his friend isn’t real. This book hits on the hard subject of mental illness but in a well handled way. The story comes from multiple POVs, including Branson, his mother, his family, and those around him. I enjoyed the way the story was handled, unlike some books I have read in the past. This is a real issue which many deal with in different ways and it was treated thoughtfully and honestly. I really enjoyed this eye-opening book and look forward to reading more from M. Billiter in the future.
The Divided Twin is book 2 in the divided series by M Billiter and Kyle Thomas.
It’s not essential but in my opinion you really need to read the first book to understand and appreciate the second book, so if you haven’t already I’d recommend starting with book 1.
The story picks back up with Branson and Aaron, twin brothers who are now in their final year of college.
In this book we also get to meet David. David brings with him more complexities, heartbreak, but also a greater understanding of what mental health looks like to different people. In the first book we saw how Bransons illness had an effect on those all around him, and this continues throughout this book too, but David brings a whole new set of trials and frustrations for everyone.
The twins mum, Tara, is diagnosed with cancer. The emotions throughout the book are very raw.
The characters in this book are very complex and believable. They suffer so much that you are keeping your fingers crossed that some happiness touches their lives.
I really enjoyed this second instalment. It’s a thought provoking read and you are left thinking about it long after you have finished reading.
A Divided Mind is a fantastic story. It’s described as a thriller but I’d say it’s more of an emotional fiction novel. Either way it’s very much worth a read.
The story revolves around Branson, but you get to hear from a few different points of view.
Branson is struggling with different issues. He hears voices, he doesn’t know if his friends are really there, he suffers black outs and then carries the weight of this around on his young shoulders.
I really enjoyed the different points of view, obviously Branson is the main character, but you get to see how mental health doesn’t just affect the person who is actually ill, it has a ripple effect and touches everyone in the family and of course everyone copes in different ways.
The story is really well written and you really get to experience what Branson is going through. There are a few surprises throughout the story and it really had me hooked from the start.
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