the half life of molly pierce

the half life of molly pierce

THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE is my first book for young adults! It came out July 8, 2014 to a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. It is published through HarperTeen (an imprint of HarperCollins). It is available as a hardcover and a paperback—and in German!

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You take it for granted. Waking up. Going to school, talking to your friends. Watching a show on television or reading a book or going out to lunch.

You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.

Me, I live and I forget.

But now—now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she’s missed bits and pieces of her life. Now, she’s figuring out why. Now, she’s remembering her own secrets. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led…and the love that she can’t let go.


Critical Praise

“A smart, seductive page turner, deeply felt and full of surprises.” (Madeleine George, author of THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME)

“Unfolds its careful origami slowly and hypnotically, taking on one shape after another before finally revealing itself as something stranger and more beautiful than I’d anticipated. A moving, expertly wrought story that will keep surprising you past the last page.” (Bennett Madison, author of SEPTEMBER GIRLS)

“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.” (Michael Thomas Ford, author of SUICIDE NOTES)

“With a distinct and mysterious voice that matches its mood, The Half Life of Molly Pierce will pull you into Molly’s—and Mabel’s—world.” (April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of GIRL, STOLEN)

Editorial Reviews

"The twist the novel builds toward introduces a fierce new presence and ensures a quietly tragic road to the hopeful ending." (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review)

"The book has an almost noir tone. Molly’s confusion, fear and pervasive depression create a dark atmosphere, even as short paragraphs and sentence fragments establish a relentless pace." (Kirkus Reviews)

"By necessity, the plot is fractured, jerking back and forth along a split time line, but what it all leads to is something original indeed..." (Booklist)


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10 Best Young Adult Books of 2014 (as featured on PopCrush)

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The 15 Most Anticipated YA Novels Publishing in July 2014 (as featured on Epic Reads)

YA MUST LIST (as featured on YA Mag)

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