Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's Left of Me

What’s Left of Me was an astounding book. It tells the story of Addie and Eva, two girls who are locked into one body. The book takes place in a society where everyone has two souls at the beginning of their life, but usually by the time they’re ten they’ve “settled” (which means one soul has taken complete control and the other has faded away). 

Anyone who hasn’t settled by the time they’re ten is institutionalized because they’re supposedly a danger to society. Addie and Eva are older than ten, and they secretly still haven’t settled. The characters are very distinct without being over-described. Addie and Eva are clearly different people even though they share a body. The plot moves quickly but the author still takes time to reflect and talk about memories. The story is never confusing, but it still is filled with mystery. I loved this book, and if you liked The Golden Compass or If I Stay, I’m sure you will too. 

Sophie, 14

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