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A Divided Mind ( The Divided Series Book 1 ) by M. Billiter – Review by Carla Clemmons

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

Wow! This story grabbed me from the beginning. It also really hit home for me. The realness and raw emotion in this book is amazing. I can’t tell tell you how many times I clasped my hand over my mouth and cried while reading this book. The love and thoughts that go through Tara’s mind are very relatable and so real. Reading about Branson gives such an understanding about mental illness that most people never see. I so recommend this book! I cannot wait to read the next one and will devour all books by this author!

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book1) by M. Billiter- Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A divided mind is a book about a young man’s spiral into mental illness. His psychotic break and how he and his family process his schizophrenia. This was a raw, well written story. It was family oriented so you were able to see all sides and how they handled it. This book makes you feel his frustration and his pleading to just make it stop. I felt so much for Branson and all he was going through. I thought the books subject matter was intriguing as someone who has first hand experience with mental illness but I think it would appeal to others as well. I look forward to reading book # 2!

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Kristy Nelson

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book wasn’t really what I was expecting. I typically read mostly psychological thrillers, and thought this would fall into that genre. I would classify it more as a contemporary novel about mental illness. I can still appreciate it for what it was, and overall enjoyed the novel. I love when books are told from different perspectives, however I found the mother hard to relate to and therefore didn’t enjoy her chapters as much. Overall I would recommend this book if you have an interest in psychological disorders.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Helen Woodhull Parsons

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

I wasn’t sure what I would think about this book when I first picked it up.
Turns out, I had a lot to learn.
Reading Branson’s inner thoughts while he was dealing with his inner demons was a true eye-opening experience.
I really enjoyed getting two experiences through this book. Branson and Tara’s separate but same journey throughout this book had me reading this in one setting. One cannot assume or fathom what the other is feeling and why.
Turns our hind sight can really change the outcome of a story.
I hope to read the next installment of this story really soon.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Changley Cavins

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is told from two POV’s- the mother, Tara, and the son, Branson. You can feel the struggle of the mother to find out and handle when Branson says he’s been hearing voices.

I really struggled to get with Tara. I felt she was super dramatic. I struggle saying that honestly because I haven’t been in those shoes. Just felt her character was little on drama-overdrive.

My heart went out to Branson.

Overall I cant say that I felt this was a “thriller” as it was a bit slow-moving or maybe slower than I anticipated but overall I liked the storyline and the realness it brought to mental illness and its effect on people and their families.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Krista Vaughan

A Divided MindA Divided Mind by M. Billiter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Krista Vaughan

This is a book that will stick with me for a long time. As a person living with mental illness the view into Branson’s world and how it affects the people around him was super intriguing. There was the anguish and denial of his mother, the ignorance of his father and the realization of Branson himself that there was something wrong. Mental illness can be horribly debilitating, and it is referring to have a novel step into the depths to try to show what it can be like to have an issue like this. This is one to read.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Crystal Pizzimenti

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

This amazing book was so well written. I started off not sure how I would feel about it because mental illness touches very close to home for me. But the way the character Tara talks about her emotions while dealing with the news from Branson is so raw and emotional. And then Branson’s side of his emotions is heartbreaking and true to how so many young adults feel. I laughed and cried as I sped through the chapters. I highly recommend this book and commend M. Billiter for writing such a beautiful story.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Crystal Pizzimenti

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

This amazing book was so well written. I started off not sure how I would feel about it because mental illness touches very close to home for me. But the way the character Tara talks about her emotions while dealing with the news from Branson is so raw and emotional. And then Branson’s side of his emotions is heartbreaking and true to how so many young adults feel. I laughed and cried as I sped through the chapters. I highly recommend this book and commend M. Billiter for writing such a beautiful story.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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

A Divided Mind was a different kind of read for me, knowing some people that suffer from mental illness. But this book is written very wonderfully as you go through a young mans diagnosis and you really see the struggles that his family faces, in trying to help him cope with his diagnosis. While this book isn’t too long it’s 322 pages and 39 chapters it definitely sucks you in from the start. But upon reading this book I definitely will say that you need to read it with an open mind, Ms. Billiter really captures how real and raw mental illness is, and gives us a plot and characters that deliver it and it’s consequences brilliantly.

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A Divided Mind (The Divided Series Book 1) by M. Billiter- Review by Heather Goodman

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

This book right here is one of those that will mark you for life. If you have ever dealt with mental illness or had family/friends that do this book is definitely for you. It’s so raw and vulnerable. It gives you different perspectives as well. I love how the author made you feel like you were right there with her. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and just shout out loud why?!?!?

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