The Half Life of Molly Pierce

Paperback | August 2, 2016

byKatrina Leno

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A taut and visceral page-turner about one girl’s unreliable memory, reminiscent of the film Memento.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Her memory is perforated with holes and gaps. But then a horrible accident changes everything.

Now she’s starting to remember her own disturbing secrets. And bit by bit, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led—and the love that she can’t let go.

Both an intricately woven psychological mystery and a profound coming of age story, The Half Life of Molly Pierce is the first novel from a talented young author that Teenreads.com gave “5 out of 5 bright, beautiful stars.” 

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A taut and visceral page-turner about one girl’s unreliable memory, reminiscent of the film Memento.For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Her memory is perforated with holes and gaps. But then a horrible accident changes everything.Now she’s starting to remember her own disturbing se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062231189

ISBN - 13:9780062231185

Customer Reviews of The Half Life of Molly Pierce

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but unexpectedly normal A lot of reviewers called this a "psychological thrill ride." While it was certainly very psychologically twisted, it was not really, by any stretch of the imagination, a thrill ride. It was more a story that spoke of quiet grief and overwhelming depression and sad, silent truths about the world than a thrilling glimpse into someone's psyche. I expected more from the ending - something more explosive, really - but the way it panned out was slow and melancholy and disturbingly normal. It was intriguing and evoked a lot of empathy and a sense of trying to understand, but it didn't exactly blow my mind. I dunno, it's left me feeling very thoughtful and subdued rather than shocked. It creeps over your heart and makes you ask a lot of questions, without giving a lot of answers. The fact that the setting and the characters and the relationships were so overwhelmingly normal was a bit frightening. It hits very close to home. I've lived with people struggling with deep depression, and this book sort of showed me my completely normal world from a totally new angle. I guess that was sort of the point
Date published: 2017-01-02

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“A Tilt-A-Whirl of a first novel, a breathtaking thrill ride that takes you in one direction and then spins you off in another, over and over, keeping you guessing with every turn of the page.”