Ugh. I’m really torn about The Voice in my Head by Dana L. Davis. On the one hand, a book that discusses medically assisted death? I’m all for reading that. On the other? The voice of “god” convinces the one twin to have her sister take her out to a rock to heal her from her terminal illness? Really?

the voice in my headI’m either gonna be okay with this one or I’m going to hate it. Somehow, I feel like I’m going to have to read it just to find out. Ugh.

From the author of Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now comes an unforgettable novel about facing the impossible, dealing with family chaos—and making sense of everything you are.

For Indigo Phillips, life has always been her and her identical twin—Violet. The perfectly dressed, gentle, popular sister. But now Violet is terminally ill and, in a few hours, plans to die on her own terms via medically assisted suicide. Even though she and Violet have drifted apart lately, Indigo doesn’t know how to face life without the only person who really understands her. Until suddenly she hears a mysterious voice claiming to be God, insisting that if she takes Violet to a remote rock formation in the Arizona desert, her sister will live.

Indigo is sure she’s losing it. But Violet agrees to go—if their incredibly dysfunctional family accompanies them on their trek from Seattle to Arizona. Indigo can barely be in the same zip code as her distant mother and controlling big sister, much less keep the peace on a road trip. Speaking her mind is the only way she can deal. But between facing senseless mishaps and strange lodgings, and meeting even stranger folks along the way, Indigo will learn shocking things about those she thought she knew too well. When a sequence of wrenching secrets detonates, Indigo must figure out how to come to terms with her sister, her family…and the voice in her head.

Thoughts? Is this book on anyone’s TBR? Has anyone read it? My big concern is honestly about the religion, which I know I won’t be able to stomach if it’s pushed. What are your concerns, if you have any, about this novel? Let me know in the comments! And happy reading!

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2 thoughts on “The Voice in my Head [Dana L. Davis]; 2019 YA Releases

  1. Read it! The religious aspect is treated with a lot of humor–while there are heartfelt emotions, the whole book is highly irreverent. If I had to distill a message from the book, it would be much more “be kind to the people you love, and treasure this wacky, wonderful world we live in” than “do what XYZ religion tells you to.”

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