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Sounds Like Crazy (2009)

by Shana Mahaffey(Favorite Author)
3.72 of 5 Votes: 1
0451227913 (ISBN13: 9780451227911)
NAL Trade
review 1: My Thoughts: What would it be like to have 5 people living inside your head A.K.A. “Multiple Personality Disorder?” How would it feel like to do things you’ve never thought of doing and sometimes not even remember doing them? How would it feel to have your actions controlled by someone else and, in the end, take the blame for it? Holly can’t seem to get it together, not with all the people living in her head. Then, after her birthday, she makes a New Year’s resolution to stop messing around. But, like she said, “The resolve behind the New Year’s resolutions usually falters after 24 hours.” (pg. 25) This is so TRUE! People always say they're going to quit this and that, but, by mid-January, they always "fall off the wagon." I often wonder if there is really ... moreanything wrong with talking to yourself. If it doesn’t hurt anyone, is it really wrong? If it keeps people from going on a killing spree, I’d say go ahead. Craziness saves lives. At various times, there was a feeble attempt at humor, which was lacking in depth. I mean, I understood where she was trying to go with it, but it wasn’t enough to break a chuckle. The entire story consists of nothing but the whiny banter of these voices trapped in Holly’s head. God, they must’ve given her lots of headaches (I know I got a few in the course of this book.) Overall, I thought Holly was a spoiled brat, who wanted things to be done for her. I really felt that she never wanted to do the voice-over gig—she really didn’t want to do anything, to put it frankly—and I have absolutely no tolerance for people like that. I actually kind’ve empathized with the older sister, Sarah, the one who always has to take care of things and clean up the messes. This book was okay, but I just thought that it should’ve been a short story; it just wasn’t interesting enough for a novel. What was the point really? The character was just nuts! It was an interesting theme, and the writer reflected great skills, but I just didn’t enjoy the story as much as I thought I would.
review 2: I thought this would be a good change from my usual, Stephen King, Twilight, & House of Night books. It was. About half way through the book I wanted to tell the main character to suck it up, grow up, & stop being so pathetic. But then she finally started talking about her past & why she was the way she was. It was very sad & different than what I expected. I'm recommending this to my sister who has always liked multiple personality stories. less
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Starts out funny, then gets more profound and emotionally compelling. Very nicely balanced.
Gave great insight to the dissociative personality disorder in a interesting novel. :):)
more interesting than most. a bit heavy in the middle but a really good read.
Next BBC book. Looking forward to diving in. Stay tuned for future comments.
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