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Pieces of Ellie - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry Nicole Steinhaus

Pieces of Ellie - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry

Nicole Steinhaus

Published March 22nd 2011
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Kindle Edition
18 pages
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After waking with the sudden appearance of a tattoo on her stomach, sixteen year old Ellie Cox can no longer convince herself that her frequent blackouts, unjustified anger and panic attacks are simply related to the stress of her typical high schoolMoreAfter waking with the sudden appearance of a tattoo on her stomach, sixteen year old Ellie Cox can no longer convince herself that her frequent blackouts, unjustified anger and panic attacks are simply related to the stress of her typical high school life, but when she is sent to Dr. Parody, a psychotherapist, for her recent impulsive and hostile behavior, a haunting secret is uncovered—a series of vile events in her childhood has splintered her mind into three: herself, six year old Ruby who holds the memories of Ellie’s past, and Gwen, the feisty alter who was created to protect the other two.Clever at recovering from her lost time (the period when she blacks out) Ellie manages to keep her loved ones in the dark about her internal mayhem by lying until the mendacities begin to accumulate faster than she can handle, damaging the relationships with both her boyfriend and best friend. What Ellie doesn’t know is that her alter, Gwen, has a plan of her own which includes a string of misbehavings, incomprehensible letters to Ellie, and a secret crush of her own. With the mysterious and recurring visits of an older boy named Griffin who claims he knows Gwen, Ellie is forced to come clean with the people she loves, and utilizing the help of her adoptive parents, younger sister and therapist, she’s able to gain insight to the truth about her past.