What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
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.
I really liked the idea behind this book, and I was really curious to see how the author would pull it off. And I think she did remarkably well telling the story of two people sharing one body. My problem with this book is that it’s not very exciting. In certain parts, I was definitely on the edge of my seat. But for the most part, it seemed almost passive. That’s not to say it wasn’t a good book, however. What’s Left of Me won’t be making its way into my favorites, but it was still an enjoyable read with an interesting premise.
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