Finding Mia Tour Information
Author: Rachel K. Burke
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult
Release date: January 2012
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Intelligent and fiercely independent, sixteen-year-old Mia Marchette has never had a childhood. After her father’s disappearance when she was six, she has alone borne the burden of her mother’s bipolar disorder.
When her mother is institutionalized after a failed suicide attempt, Mia is abruptly forced to live with the estranged father she has not known for ten years. She is shocked to discover that he has created a new, picture-perfect life for himself, and is now living with a stepmother and a half-sister Mia never knew she had. Together, Mia and her new family must face the bitterness, mistakes, and long-hidden secrets that threaten to destroy their precarious happiness.
Finding Mia follows Mia's journey as she searches to find the unanswered questions from her past, leading to her own self-discovery.
Ultimately, this is a story of confronting pain and finding freedom, of letting go and learning to search for love in unexpected places.
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5 OF 5 FINDING MIA
Finding Mia is an incredible story. If anyone has had to deal with someone who has Bipolar they know first hand that this is no easy task. I personally have to deal with someone very close to me who has this disease and that person suffers everyday because he can't be near his family unless he is supervised and his wife is divorcing him. This disease slowly kills the person's mind causing them to have mental breakdowns of an epic proportion. It is very scary for someone to watch the one they love fall apart and lose themselves to a disease.
In Finding Mia we meet 16 year Mia who is living at home with her bipolar mother. She lives day to day never knowing what she is going to come to. One day her mother could be fine one minute then the next minute she could be off. So Mia lives on egg shells not knowing what she is going to come home to. Mia is a great daughter because she is taking care of her mother as best she can because her father left the family and disappeared when Mia was 6 years old. Mia waited everyday for her father to come back but he did not. He did snot try to contact the family or her so Mia just moved on with her life loving and caring for her mother.
Then one day Mia comes home to find her mother lying on the floor unconscious. She calls for help and her mother is locked up in a mental institution and Mia is sent to live with her father who she does not know. At first Mia has mixed feelings and issues with living with her father because he has a wife and another daughter. Mia can't understand why he left her and her mother but as the story goes on we see the torment and torture Mia's father suffered. He had to watch the woman he loved deteriorate right before his eyes and he could not handle that. So he took the cowards way out and left.
This story is one of love, loss and what happens when someone you love mentally deteriorates right in front of you and you have to move on. Give this book a go because you will love it! It is one of my favorites for 2012~
Rachel was born and raised in Boston, MA. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
She graduated from Bridgewater University in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies.
Rachel's work has appeared in Prevention Magazine, Worcester Magazine and Starpulse News Entertainment.
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