In Shana Mahaffey’s Sounds Like Crazy, Holly Miller is searching for the source of her fragmented personality. Faced with an unknown childhood trauma, she developed Dissociative Identity Disorder. The five different identities—the Boy, the Silent One, Sarge, Ruffles, and their leader, Betty Jane—make up Holly’s Committee, each of whom supports Holly as well as potentially making her life crazy. Through their assistance, she is able to function and obtain jobs and relationships. However, her life is one that is dysfunctional, and her reliance on the Committee serves to isolate her from satisfying encounters. Only her willingness to confront their control as well as the hidden trauma from her childhood will bring true healing to her life.
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