Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review of BOTH OF ME by Jonathan Friesen

Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen is a book about a young woman named Clara who is on a mission to travel the world without a care in the world, and she's been very resourceful about it. But everything changes when she encounters a strange boy named Elias on a flight. Elias seems to know things about her that he shouldn't know, including things about her past. But Elias has two split personalities, one that Clara is falling in love with and one that lives in a fantasy world. Clara is determined to discover the mystery of Elias and finish a journey she hopes will merge Elias's personalities.

Both of Me is different. It's a young adult novel, and it's about a boy with split personalities. The story takes off right at the beginning, and the relationship between Clara and the two versions of Elias kept me interested. I think this book works because of its unique concept. The description is compelling as we see the world through the eyes of the two different versions of Elias.

Though the saying goes that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, it was actually the cover that drew me to this book. And then I read the synopsis. It's definitely an interesting read, especially if you're a fan of young adult novels.

Review copy provided by BookLook Bloggers

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