Review is by Kelli!
What’s Left Of Me
By: Kat Zhang
Release Date: September 18th
Summary - Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t… For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
Review – I loved this novel! The whole idea of it was so completely odd, that two people could
exist within one body, but it was really good. Instead of saying “I lifted my head”, it would
say “We lifted our head” because everything involved two people, so that was cool, different.
The personality of each soul was unique, to the point where I could like one and not the other.
The characters were so likeable and I grew quite attached to some of them. It makes me want
to know what it’s like to live in a world like that, where everyone is born with a brother or sister
inside of them. There would be no privacy, no escaping an argument or running off to your
With Eva and Addie, the differences between them were large. Eva was intelligent and quiet,
mostly because she had to be. She had to fight for control of her own body. Addie was the
dominant soul, talkative and used to being in charge. They could think twice as fast as non-
hybrids and multitask well, with two brains working at once. Their arguments were few and far
between, but still stressful, for me and them!
Halfway through, the book began moving so quickly that sometimes I had to double check that
I hadn’t skipped a page. That was both a good and a bad thing… it was exciting and suspenseful,
but then at times I was confused. Other than that, I really had no problems with it and I
would recommend What’s Left of Me to anyone. The ending was surprising, but not fairy-tale
happiness or Hunger Games suspenseful. It is part of a trilogy, and the first one isn’t released
until September, but I’m already impatiently waiting for the sequel!
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