Monday, 21 January 2013

What's Left Of Me

lets take you into the future where a human body now has two souls and america has banned anyone from having two souls making them seperate themsleves from their other self. but there are two girls named addie and eva who are not settled and just try to act like normal people and it works out for them until they run into the wrong/right people.  an AMAZING book what's left of me was so original and fantastic and i have read quite a few original pieces lately but kat zhang seems to show some potential . i have trouble getting to review them. ok so onwards and forthwards



BLURB:

I should not exist. But I do.

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

PROS:


  • Original
  • Heart warming
  • difference between characters
  • emotion portrayed by the character 
  • the story line

CONS:



  • difficulty understanding who was narrating 
  • no plot ( the story line of them all getting out was good but there was no destruction to what was happening there were small ones but not one big one that did very much damage)
  • ending didn't take as much form as it should have it was almost cliched with the mysterious hero coming and rescuing them almost went unsought and just put in there to finish the story, it didnt have much sense to it.
  • had sort of a slow beginning. 

FIRST LINE:

Addie and I were born into the same body, our soul's ghostly fingers entwined before we gasped our very first breathe.

LAST LINE:

but I-I was eva, eva, eva all the way through.

DISCUSSION:

although i have been pretty harsh on this book  i really enjoyed it and to find out that the author was only 19 made me quite impressed and i have future hopes for my friends in the Kat's notes she says she has been writing this book since she was 12 and that was pretty amazing too.
talking about the book a lot of it was great but the whole beginning plot and ending well connect with eachother although apparently this is a trilogy so i cant wait for the next one. i love the idea of runaway hybrids trying to take on the world
OVERALL SCORE: 3/5 stars


Hugs and Wishes 
Candi

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