What's Left of Me

What's Left of Me

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"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" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062114877
Branch Call Number: PZ7.Z454 Wh 2012x
Zhang, K
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 22 cm
Uniform Title: What is left of me


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Aug 14, 2018

This was an amazing book to read. The thing I liked most about this book was the story. It was very unique and different from anything I've read. It was about two people in one body. That's how everyone is born in this book. After a while, one of the bodies was supposed to fade and the other one had to settle, but there were some people who never settled. Addie and Eva were one of them. When Addie settled, Eva was supposed to fade, but she remained in the body. People like that were known as hybrids and were told to be dangerous. The climax point and my favourite part in the book was when Addie and Eva meet Hally, a normal looking girl who's not too popular and keeps everything to herself. One day, Hally started to try to hang out with Addie and Eva. After a while, the hybrids were suspicious. That's when they figured out that she is hybrid too. There are two of them as well. Hally and Lissa. The other surprising thing was that Hally and Lissa had a brother who was also a hybrid! Things were getting crazy in the book, but the hybrid brothers, Devon and Ryan, revealed that they can allow Eva to speak. The book got more and more interesting after that. Cruel people were trying to hunt down hybrids, perform a heartless surgery, and get rid of the recessive soul in the most hurtful way. This book is very suspenseful and makes you wonder till the end. Although this book got a little confusing at times due to the large amount of characters, it was still a great book to read. I would recommend reading this book. Rating- 4/5
- @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

May 27, 2017

This was one of the most interesting "what if" type of stories I've read. The whole concept was riveting and drew me in quickly. Most of all, however, the characters drove this book. I can't imagine trying to write about two different people with different personalities sharing the same body. Looking forward to the next one!

Oct 06, 2015

The topic of the human soul (in this case, souls) is always really interesting and that's I was hooked by this novel. It was a good read

staceyb123 Jan 20, 2015

I felt that the beginning to the story was a little slow. I wasn't sure if I was going to get into it or not. I ended up liking how it finally started to unfold and will be reading the second book

May 15, 2013

This is a great book and I read it in one sitting. I find the idea somewhat more interesting than the story, but I love the story as well. I am very excited for the next book in the series and would recommend this book to anyone who likes the description- it fits pretty well.

Jan 17, 2013

I wasn't entirely interested in the storyline (the idea of two people in one person's body was a bit 'meh' to me) but it was well written and kept my attention.

universalPuppy Jan 15, 2013

A good read, although the beginning drags a bit. Since this is the first book in a series, I'm glad that not everything was tied up too neatly but the end still felt like an ending and leaves room for the series to go forward. The Hally character seemed to be a significant character at the start, but we never really get to know her & throughout the middle section, the character practically fades from the book. I wanted to know more about things from her point of view. I'm looking forward to reading this series!

Jan 14, 2013

A fabulous read with a really interesting concept!

VanessaCCL Dec 04, 2012

"In this intriguingly original novel's alternate America, every person is born with twin souls in a single body, souls that take turns controlling the body's movements as they learn and grow together. But where most children have one soul that "settles," or disappears as the stronger personality takes over, teenaged Eva and Addie are still both very much present in their single vessel - and Eva must hide to keep them safe. When Addie/Eva's secret is exposed, they're taken away to a treatment facility, where they'll have to escape in order to survive. First in a projected series, What's Left of Me is an intensely thought-provoking read that grapples with ethics, identity, and prejudice and should entice fans of Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox." Teen Scene December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=576688

BPLNextBestTeens Oct 22, 2012

Looking for your next good dystopian read? Well look no further than this captivating and chilling novel by Kat Zhang! In Eva and Addie's world every human is born with two souls. As a child, the souls grow by leaning to speak and walk. Eventually however one of the souls becomes the dominant soul and the other soul fades away.

Not in the case of Eva and Addie.

Eva is declared to have faded but she is still there. Eva and Addie are a hybrid and hybrids are not welcome in society. But Eva wants to live, and will have to find a way to be present with out risking both her and Addie's life.

Check out the trailer- and make sure you take a second look at that book cover!

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