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The Half Life of Molly Pierce

Katrina Leno


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Paperback (8/2/2016)


An intricately woven debut psychological mystery and a profound coming of age story for fans of Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.  

“Introduces a fierce new presence.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“5 out of 5 bright, beautiful stars.”

“A fascinating debut...something original indeed. Readers will absolutely need to know the end of this unique inward-facing mystery.” —ALA Booklist

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.

Praise For The Half Life of Molly Pierce

“Introduces a fierce new presence.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fascinating debut . . . something original indeed. Readers will absolutely need to know the end of this unique inward-facing mystery.”
— ALA Booklist

“A fast-moving thriller . . . relentless.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Possibly the most thrilling, suspenseful, and mysterious book of 2014 . . A must-read that should be read in book clubs worldwide. 5 out of 5 bright, beautiful stars.”

“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.”
— Bennet Madison, author of September Girls

“The race to uncover Molly’s truth will keep readers turning pages.”
— School Library Journal

“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

HarperTeen, 9780062231178, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

About the Author

Katrina Leno is the author of Everything All at Once, The Lost & Found, The Half Life of Molly Pierce, and Summer of Salt. In real life, she lives in Los Angeles. But in her head, she lives on an imaginary island off the coast of New England where it sometimes rains a lot. Visit her online at