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A Divided Mind by M.Billiter – Review by Felicia Bates

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind
M. Billiter
⅘ stars

I didn’t quite know what I was getting into when I picked up A Divided Mind. I had been expecting a suspenseful thriller but this is a whole different genre. That being said, the story really delivered. This was a gripping story about family and mental illness unlike anything I’ve ever read before.
A Divided Mind had me feeling the words and imagining what the characters were experiencing. The story is really well written. I have not read anything by M. Billiter in the past but I would be curious to do so in the future.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Erin Wolf

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter
5 stars

I will start off by saying this wasn’t what I thought it would be but i was so invested in this book. Read this from cover to cover, don’t miss a word of it.
I don’t have the right words to even give this a proper review worth this book. I felt the emotions, I felt the turmoil and guilt.
I will say this isn’t an average thriller type book, but it’s so worth the read.
This book will stay with me for a very long time.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind by Mary Billiter a dividing four-star read. This is a very well-done story on Mental Health the author has done it so well it really is true to life, you will feel for the characters and really get sucked into the story. I would have given this five-stars, but I found it a little confusing due to the POV’s, just as I was getting into one it changed. Tara was a good character but weirdly I enjoyed the chapters from her POV more than her as a person. Branson and Aaron just made me care and really feel them, the pain they felt was so palpable you could almost taste it. The family dynamics were hard to read at times, but overall very well done.

Review by @saraoxo

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
A Divided Mind by M. Billiter

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter is a emotional rollercoaster ride about the struggles of a family dealing with mental illness. Holy Cow what a ride , I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t stop till I finished. This story had my emotions all over the place and at times my heart hurt for Branson and even his mom. Get ready to be taken on a journey with this family as they try to keep it together while dealing with mental illness. I’ve worked in healthcare for a long time and it simply breaks my heart to see patients struggling with day to day life imagine how difficult that task would be if you had multiple personalities? Hearing voices in your head can seem real even when it’s not. Find out what happens next in this book I highly recommend reading.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Sue Kemp

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind
By M. Billiter

A Divided MInd is yet another great book by M. Billiter. I really do recommend that this book is read by everyone. What was hard reading this book was the struggle Mary’s son and family were going through in dealing with mental illness. A Divided MInd is based on this struggle that as a family they were going through. What was nice to read was that the son this book is based on had an input into the story which for me made me feel more and get pulled into the story further than I already was from the beginning. SO if you want a heartbreaking yet beautifully written book this is the one book you have to read this month. Thank you, Mary for sharing your story and this book definitely deserves more than five stars

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind By Mary Billiter. This book really pulled me in. It was a welcome surprise to read something a bit different and about a subject that some can find difficult to understand. I was on an emotional roller coaster ride but truly enjoyed the storyline and the characters. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. The characters are complex and truly unique. I’m giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter is a story that I would keep a box of tissues close. When I saw the cover I knew I needed to read this book. M. Billiter did an amazing job with her story about schizophrenic patients. I never had the experience of knowing someone with this disability, but I can just imagine how difficult it may be. This story is about Branson who deals with the voices in his head. It hard at times to distinguish who is in Branson’s head or in the flesh. The struggle is real and the journey you go with Branson is a difficult one. Will this book open your eyes or keep you in the dark? Will Branson story touch your heart? This story is an emotional roller coaster ride that may stick with you awhile.

 

A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A Divided Mind was a really interesting read, not my usual go to book but I had seen a few recommendations for the story so thought I would give it a go. The author kept me on my toes the whole way through the story and the alternating POV’s meant that I got the story from different angles which was great – there was a real depth to the story. I thought the author portrayed mental health really well in the story, there were no cliché’s which I have come across before it was a raw, emotional story of a young person’s struggles and how these struggles impact both him and his family around him.
This is definitely a story that makes you think and with mental health a subject now that is being talked about more and more I think this story really does have a place. I really enjoyed reading it even if hard at times and I think they author really did do a great job with the story as a whole. I definitely recommend it to others.

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A Divided Mind by M. Billiter – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“I talk to myself, doesn’t everybody?”

POWERFUL POWERFUL POWERFUL

Did you know that the National Institution of Mental Health (NIMH) has a helpline you can call. If you are able to identify with certain portions of this book and aren’t seeing a therapist, feel free to call the helpline and ask them what they think. They can be reached at 866 415 8051

Review by @angelahayes
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