Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Review- Sounds Like Crazy

I read Sounds Like Crazy by Shana Mahaffey for a Pump Up Your Book Tour.

From Goodreads:

Though she doesn't remember the trauma that caused it, Holly Miller has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her personality has fractured into five different identities, together known as The Committee. And as much as they make Holly's life hell, she can't live without them.

Then one of those identities, the flirtatious, southern Betty Jane, lands Holly a voiceover job. Betty Jane wants nothing more than to be in the spotlight. The rest of The Committee wants Betty Jane to shut up. Holly's therapist wants to get to the bottom of her broken psyche. And Holly? She's just along for the ride...
This was such an interesting book.  The book was written in such a way that I felt like you could really get inside Holly's head and see what was going on.  I felt so bad for her.  And yet it was so intriguing to read about how she lived her life through different identities. 
And the Committee (as the different identities are called) are a hoot!  My favorite was Ruffles, an overweight woman who was constantly eating Ruffles potato chips.  I felt like she was the protective personality. 
This was such a deep book, yet there were still humorous moments.  And while I don't want to give anything away, it definitely captures you towards the end when you realize just why Holly has all of the identities.

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 A to Z Challenge:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge:4

*FTC Disclosure: I was sent this book a part of Pump Up Your Book Promotions for a honest review.


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  2. Thanks for sharing the review on this one - sounds like an excellent read. You might also enjoy a new book out called, 40+ and Fabulous: Moving Forward Fierce, Focused, and Full of Life! by Sondra Wright. The author has written this book really for women of all ages, and reveals accurate images of what a woman’s experiences at midlife really are. I really enjoyed it and especially liked learning from the women, including some celebrities, who shared their candid stories.

  3. This was definitely an interesting book. I loved how the genesis of each of the characters slowly unfolded.