I recently read a review for Head Case that made me log right into NetGalley to see if I could still snag a copy. Happily, I could. Books like this are endlessly fascinating to me, if they are done well.
I did find the story itself crazy interesting. I mean, how could I not?? She has a lemon sized hole in her head! But I never really felt like I'd enjoy spending time with Cole and her writing style (personality?) was a bit of a turnoff for me. I realize that a physical problem of this sort is not something that you can ever blame an individual for having, but reading it kind of felt like she was talking about some other person she knew who had this problem. It was in first person, but it was all very detached. The few concrete examples of experiences she had seemed very edited to make it seem as tho any misunderstanding or problem were on the side of the other person, even before she was diagnosed at all. I wanted her to open up and say "I totally screwed this up and know we know why, but oh man what a mess I made!" when instead it was more like "I just couldn't get it right and they kept blaming me!" I couldn't honestly recommend it as great reading though it was very short, so if you are particularly interested in this kind of topic, you may still want to pick it up.