11 Best Books About Multiple Personality Disorder Update 05/2022

From Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to the Harry Potter books, fiction writers have been interested in how alter egos and multiple personalities can be used in stories. The young adult author Kathryn Evans has chosen 10 of the best.

Many different aspects of a person have always been interesting to us in literature. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson has been made into many movies and TV shows. It scares and fascinates us because it looks at what happens when we lose control of a part of ourselves and see what happens. It touches on something we can all think about because we know there are different versions of ourselves. At first, I might be mad at myself for rowing with my best friend and leaving today-me to say sorry. For not studying enough last month, this month’s me might have to cram for a test. I came up with this idea when I was writing my book More of Me. In the book, Teva lives with many younger versions of herself, as well as the real risk that a new one will come along and take over her life. Here are some of my favorite fictional characters who have to deal with different versions of them:

Angie in Pretty Girl-Thirteen by Liz Coley

Snatched away from a camping trip by a psychopath, Angie’s mind starts to break down and different personalities emerge to help her deal with the three years she’s been held captive by the man. Pretty Girl-13 is a story about a person who has dissociative identity disorder. It shows how Angie tries to make sense of all the different parts of her personality. Heartbreaking and scary.

A in Every Day by David Levithan

The person who is A always wakes up in a new body and lives someone else’s life. Levithan talks about how personality is more important than looks, and how love, in the end, recognizes that.

Kyla in Teri Terry’s Slated series

Kyla, along with other troubled teenagers in her world, has had her mind erased by a doctor, just like that. In order to start a new life, she’s been set up. However, something has gone wrong. Because Kyla used to be a different person, she still thinks about her old self. Look at Kyla’s journey to find the hidden part of herself in this dark look at a society that’s broken.

Jessica in Monkey Taming by Judith Fathallah

When Jessica thinks she’s fat, a monkey in her head tells her that she’s a pig. Even though her muscles are screaming with pain, Jessica has to exercise even though she doesn’t want to. Monkey is the voice of Jessica’s anorexia, but it’s also a part of her, and taming the voice is important for her to get over it. When one young girl was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, this story was powerful, honest, and hopeful at the same time.

Mia in Bang, Bang, You’re Dead by Narinder Dhami

Mia’s mother is bipolar. As a team with her brother Jamie, Mia finds it hard to deal with her mom’s ups and downs. But Jamie isn’t what he seems to be. We start to think that Jamie is only in Mia’s head. This is a story with an interesting and surprising ending.

Snape from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series

I love the Harry Potter books, and I cried when many of the characters died. Snape’s death was the one that made me cry the most. His whole life was a lie. He hid his real good side under a mask of evil for a boy he didn’t even like. Genius.

Ty from When I was Joe by Keren David

The police put Ty in witness protection after he saw a violent crime. He has to act like he doesn’t know anything. It’s not as simple as you might think, though. Most of the time, Ty is more himself as Joe. Sometimes, having two personalities gives you a strange kind of freedom, and it almost looks like Ty has a chance to start over. However, nothing is that simple, and so it is for Ty/Joe.

Addie/Eva in What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Story: This is about a world where two souls live together, but the government decides to change that. Who decides who lives and who dies, and can two people be in the same person?

Laurence in Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

Laurence dresses up as his own mother and even impersonates a dead man on the radio in order to try to fix his broken family and keep them close together. Cousins wrote a great book about how far we might go in order to keep our lives together.

The Incredibles by Brad Bird

Finally, I had to include a superhero story in which your alternative self is your better self, so that was the last one I could fit in. The Incredibles gives an entire family superhero alter egos and talks about how they try to use their unique abilities in a normal world. A story that talks about how hard it is for all of us, even if we’re just trying to fit in.

The Screaming Of The Others by Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

There is a third book in a memoir series about living with Dissociative Identity Disorder called The Screaming of the Other. Nothing in life is simple or easy when there are other people in your head who want to be heard, fight to be at the top, or are forced to the top by a trigger. Avah’s story, which comes from her journals, writings, and experiences, goes inside her head and shows how her unique disorder affects her daily life. Avah has found that writing down her story is a powerful way for her to heal.

She wants to help others like her find hope in the darkness that so often comes into their lives. Excerpt: She died very young. Her mind, not her body. She was too young to be able to deal with the terrible things that happen in the world that happen in the dark, secrets that can easily destroy minds that weren’t made to deal with them. As she tried to live, she became two and then another, and another, and another, until her mind became a hall of doors that could only be opened with certain keys. This is how she came to be. Keys are held on a ring with a lot of different buttons. There is a smell. Word A sound. People have faces. A little bit. So broken that the person born died to live. In her place, other people responded to her name, but they gave themselves their own names.

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