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Ich und mein anderes Leben

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  3,075 ratings  ·  544 reviews

Schon immer hat Molly Erinnerungslücken. Ganze Stunden und Tage: einfach weg. Was während dieser Blackouts passiert, weiß sie nicht, nur, dass sie danach jedes Mal wie aus einem wilden Traum erwacht. Bis eines Tages nach einem Unfall ein tödlich verletzter Junge in ihren Armen liegt und behauptet, sie zu kennen. Aber Molly kennt diesen Jungen nicht. Od
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 9th 2015 by cbt (first published July 8th 2014)
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Ann Valdez It was not sad, and there was nothing teary for me - and I am a crier.
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this book. this book. this book.
i suppose i have a like/dislike relationship with this book.

i really liked the concept, it was quite clever, but i wasnt a fan of the execution.
i didnt connect with the style, but i completely understood why it was written and structured the way it was.
i appreciate the author tried to give hints about mollys situation along the way, but i felt the conclusion was too predictable.
the characters were pretty decent, but i didnt feel like i had a enough content to ge
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I love Katrina Leno with my whole heart but I STRUGGLED with this one. I had such a hard time staying focused on the plot and while the premise was interesting, it’s a story I’ve read a million times before. This wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t for me.

TW: suicide, depression
Jan 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebook
From the get-go this was a very intriguing read. We've got a girl who's experiencing regular black outs where she finds herself at a completely different place with no recollection of the hours she's just lost. What's even weirder is how no one around her seem to comment on these disappearances. This is absolutely my kind of read. I love books that play with your mind and baffles you with bizarre, inexplicable happenings. The one thing with books like these though, is that it all comes down to t ...more
C.G. Drews
At first I was SUPER CONFUSED and then....I loved it. Like I got that whole "omg my soul is being crushed with feels right now" feeling at the end and that is good. I am happy about that. Nothing like a little emotional damage when you finish a book before 8:00am. Also I love this author's second book The Lost & Found and this has the same brilliant writing SO YAY FOR THAT.

L I K E S:
The writing was mostly glorious. It was pretty disjointed, which was disorientating at times, BUT like it ma
You guys, the pitch comparing The Half Life of Molly Pierce to Memento is so accurate. Although it may not be as psychological or deliciously puzzling as the film to which it's compared, The Half Life of Molly Pierce is an extremely entertaining and escapist mind game of a novel. The plot, characters, and relationships are all enticingly twisty, and Leno's unique writing style adds a layer of instability and vulnerability to her characters that makes the novel itself irresistible.

Molly Pierce i
*This may contain spoilers. It's really hard to review this without giving away anything. On second thought, this is actually very spoiler-y. The synopsis on my copy isn't the same as the Goodreads one, which I'm assuming is the one printed on final copies. But it's okay, I marked major spoilers (like half my review?!)(don't click on them if you haven't read this!). But still, read at your own risk.*

Even before reading this or hearing positive/negative reviews, I was interested in The Half Life
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
“The people we love get under our skin and crawl through our veins and find their way into our heart. They choke up our blood flow and mess up our breathing and tangle themselves through our bodies like wire. Like razors, like fire.
We remember them even when we don't remember them.
We try and forget, but it's pointless.
Even amnesia. Even comas and brain damage and traumatic shock.
Whatever makes us not remember, we still remember.
Our minds flounder like fish but our bodies...
Our bodies remember.”

Molly's whole life has been full of holes. She will "wake up" somewhere else doing something else. The only one who consistently notices is her little sister Hazel, though her other friends and family slowly clue in over time. This is described as being like "Memento," but I don't see the similarity. In fact, in a lot of ways, Molly's DII just doesn't make a lot of sense. Still, following the story and trying to work things out is very entertaining. I quite enjoyed the story overall. It is not 4 ...more
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
4.5 Stars

Oh, this was lovely.

Warning, there is no way to talk about this book without being slightly spoiler-y. Even the synopsis here on goodreads gives some things away. That’s just how this book is. That being said, if you are a fan of psychological thrillers and/or introspective works, I recommend this. If that interests you, don’t read the rest of this review.

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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
The Half-Life of Molly Pierce is quite an interesting read, different in some ways, painfully predictable in others. It would be a much better book with its cover stripped and its title changed into something generic. As it is, both these things are quite spoiler-ish, and we pretty much understand what’s going on from the start.

Nevertheless, the first half of the book is pretty exciting. Knowing what’s happening and knowing how it will all end are two different things, and Leno pulls us in easil

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a wonderful, intriguing debut that is bound to make you think extensively. I've mentioned how much I love mind-boggling reads, and this definitely rests under that category - from the complex relationships to the psychology to the characterization to the slight mystery in the plot.

17-year-old Molly has been having blackouts for her entire life. One moment she'll be in school, the next she'll wake up from a blackout and will be driving to a street she's never be
Jul 24, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmmm... what to say about this book. I had expected to at least enjoy this one but as you can see, this did not happen, unfortunately. There's something with short contemporaries that try to pack a punch that don't work for me (especially when they deal with some type of mental illness, I have noticed). The writing style was also something I totally did not like. It was all just so choppy and stream of consciousness which is something I am not particularly fond of. I didn't feel connected to an ...more
Let’s just take a moment to sit in awed silence for The Half Life of Molly Pierce. There were just so many things I adored in this book. SO MANY. And I want to word-vomit them all over you but I’ll restrain myself. Okay? I’ll restrain myself.

The first thing I noticed about this book was the unique writing style. The whole story read like a flow of Molly’s thoughts: fluid, sharp, and very, very real. I have to say, though, that while I loved the writing style, it won’t work out for just anyone. S

5 Stars

I read this for the Avengers Readathon Challenge created by Noura at Perks Of Being Noura I choose Black Widow, and I read this for the mystery challenge!!

I also read this for Mental Health May (2019)

This is about a girl who's missing minutes, hours, each day, and who's on a mission to find the reason. Bt this also has incredibly heavy depression and suicide themes, which I'll get to later.

I do not know where to begin.

The romance was..... fine. There was some possessive
The Half Life of Molly Pierce is an interesting novel. It centers around Molly who had the perfect loving family, great friends, and a top student ranking. But Molly had DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and she didn't know it.

Molly suddenly suffers from depression and tries to commit suicide; however, Mabel (her alter) intervenes. Mabel tries to make Molly better --- whole by trying to live a happy life that may fill the void of sadness Molly has.

But one day there's an accident that leads Mo
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, cover-white
2.5 stars. I rounded up because this was extremely readable and not boring...just predictable. I figured out what was going on with Molly about 1/3 of the way through and then I just felt like the ending was anticlimactic/I was wanting more depth. A part of me feels like maybe we were supposed to be able to easily figure out what was up with Molly before she could figure it out herself. Either way, I was still compelled to keep reading and find out the exact events that led up to the accident wh ...more
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I really didn't know what to expect when reading this book, it was NOT what I thought it was, but as I read it then I began to understand what it was truly about. Which means this must have been well written because I thought this was just some contemporary/paranormal story. Nope.

Molly's story is confusing because you really don't understand what is going on and you really have to pay attention because things are off, and the whole time y
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'd heard whispers of this book. That the voice was incredible. But I had no idea what the premise was until I received the ARC from my editor (who also edited this book). And I can't say much, because spoilers, but wow! I loved it. Beautiful crisp, direct writing. Incredible tension and mystery that kept me turning the pages waiting to discover the things that Molly was discovering. Smart, savvy dialogue between Molly and her friends and family. The first chapter! Holy car wreck. I mean, talk a ...more
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is three in the morning and I am not-so-quietly sobbing into my lap because this is exactly the book I needed at exactly the right moment telling me exactly the thing I needed to hear.


Sometimes books are good – great, even. They’re adventurous and breathtaking and twisty and turny. They surprise us and they blow us away. Their characters are like friends, leaping off the pages. Sometimes books are compelling and sometimes the writing is gorgeous and delicious. Sometimes they make your heart
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-english, 2018
Will try to write a review later but for now I'm only saying that this was a wonderful book. It was weird and half the book I keep wondering what the heck was going on but when I finally understood everything, it was worth it. I want to read all Katrina Leno's books now.
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
This was a strange book for me. These types of stories normally really pull me in, but there was just something about this one that really left me feeling kinda blah. Looking back at other stories like this I remember feeling that oh no what's happening and oh no she has a mental illness and its so sad. With this story though I didn't have those feelings. I kept waiting for them but they never really showed up. Okay well at the very end I had a little feeling but by then it was a little too late ...more
I came across The Half Life of Molly Pierce in 2013 and since then, it's been my most anticipated book of 2014. Books about mental disorders intrigue me like nothing else does and since the cover promised a hypnotic, moving story, the slowly unraveling mystery in the chapters, fully delivered. Bizarre to the point of being inexplicable, The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a beautiful, beautiful debut that must not be missed out on.

The opening chapters set up a very strange atmosphere and from the g
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
17-year-old Molly suffers from blackouts; periods of time where she has absolutely no recollection of where she has been, or what she has been doing.
When a motorcycle accident leads to a boy dying in her arms, Molly doesn’t understand when he tells her that he knows her – she’s never met him before in her life.
Slowly memories start coming back to her though, and Molly realis
I really liked Molly in this book. She seemed really sweet and kind, but also lost and confused. In the book she blacks out and wakes up hours later in strange places with no memory of how she got there. As you progress through the book you learn about Molly's condition and why she has her blackouts and why she can't remember things. This book is very similar to What's left of me by Kat Zhang. The main difference is (view spoiler) ...more
Jen Ryland
I really enjoyed this. It was a little spare, but that was partly because of the length. And to be honest, I don't think the story that was being told needed more any more pages. It was a unusual sort of "finding yourself" story meets psychological suspense, beautifully told.

A HUGE plot point was spoiled for me by the blurb on the back of the print ARC (the Goodreads blurb is spoiler-free) and that's a shame -- it's much better going into this book without knowing much about it. Perhaps knowing
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great read for someone who hasn't watched a lot of soap operas or read a lot of psychological fiction. If you are like me and have indulged in both of those things, you will guess from page one what the big mystery is. But that didn't ruin the book for me. This was an intricate and intriguing read into the psyche of a teen girl. It also examined her relationships with friends and family while she is discovering her deepest secret. It's hard to review this book without giving anything a ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book because it sounded good. Well looks can be deceiving. This book is boring. Molly really had no voice and Mabel…Mabel who?. I hardly really heard her come into the story. Everyone else was uninteresting as well. I was surprised by the amount of language used in this book. The beginning chapter seemed to use the “f” word in almost the whole chapter. It was after I was about a third of the way done with this book that I realized my feelings were not changing and I was just goi ...more
Kira Simion
3.5 stars.

A nice somewhat light read. Some times I got confused, some times I got a tiny bit bored, some times I enjoyed it immensely.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
I did sort of devour this and didn't understand what was happening until the right moments in the book so I feel the author did a great job, or maybe there's a lot about mental illness I don't know or understand.
Half life of Molly Pierce

This is among those books which even after loving is not exactly lovable. Ohk I am confusing myself... Well to begin with this story is just damn interesting. Bit depressive but almost flawless almost. Its hard for me to love a book completely and this one could have been among those lucky one who lies in my favorite shelf but at one point I was let down. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying story isn't worth reading. Trust me it is. But something was missing. Damn, some
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We remember them even when we don't remember them.
We try and forget, but it's pointless.
Even amnesia. Even comas and brain damage and traumatic shock.
Whatever makes us not remember, we still remember.
Our minds flounder like fish but our bodies...
Our bodies remember.”
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