Alice is a brilliant student who is in her last year of college. She’s always been a little different than the other young adults around her, but most folks just chalk it up to a quirky personality. Then her boyfriend dumps her, and something inside Alice snaps.
Someone who she calls Amelia starts appearing to Alice, giving her advice. Alice thinks she is a guardian angel. Amelia warns her that everyone is out to get her, and prompts her to do some irrational things. Alice stops eating, and barricades herself inside her little apartment, until her mother forces her way in.
Her mother knows immediately what is the matter with Alice – she has schizophrenia, just as her grandmother did. But the mom, being part of a church that sees mental illness as a result of sin, gathers people from church to help her cast out the demon. As you might guess, Alice does not react well to this, and bolts from the house.Continue reading “Finding Alice – by Melody Carlson (2003)”