Seventeen-year-old Milly is continually bullied by Amelia Norris. Day in and day out, Amelia torments Milly and even threatens to hurt her, but Milly can't tell anyone - not a soul. Why? Because Amelia is Milly - they both co-exist as one in the same body. Milly is so disconnected from her past that she feels compelled to find out what truly happened to her when her parents were still alive. After a mysterious fire, she and Grandpa George move into Aunt Rachel's Victorian home where Milly then begins to unravel puzzling clues to her family history. Through dreams and scattered memories, Milly journals her story, trying to cope by putting the shattered pieces back together, all the while resisting her inner demon. But Amelia won't go down easily, and is determined to cut Milly out of the real world - literally. After Milly stumbles across Aunt Rachel's notebook, she begins to wonder who her real family is. Little by little, Milly assembles the pieces of her shattered past and begins to feel like everything she thought to be true is one big lie.

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  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Milly is constantly bullied by Amelia. Everyday Amelia makes fun of her, threatens her and constantly puts her down. Milly can't tell anyone because Amelia is her. Milly also can't remember anything from her past, to when her parents were alive. She wants to know so badly want happened to her parents and what life was like before they died. After her house catches on fire, she and her grandpa move in with her Aunt Rachel who is hot and cold. One minute she is kind to Milly, the next she turns to ice. Milly finds Aunt Rachel's diary and begins to read it.

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In Disconnected, orphaned protagonist Milly struggles to unearth what really happened to her parents, Frank and Violet Norris, as well as discover the secrets of her own identity, all while battling Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). After Grandpa George's house burns down, Milly and her grandfather relocate to her Aunt Rachel's sprawling Victorian estate, complete with secret passageways, a mysterious tombstone, and eerie cries in the attic.

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Milly, 17, has had problems with the girl she sees everywhere, Amelia, who seems to be almost a part of her. This has been occuring ever since her parents were killed in a car crash. When her grandpa and she move into her Aunt Rachel's house, the mysterious Milly seems to quickly become more and more dangerous. Meanwhile, she also falls instantly in love with Blake. Near the end, there are some major plot twists and some interesting things uncovered by her family.

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