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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blog Tour Interview: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang



WHAT'S LEFT OF ME
by Kat Zhang
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (September 18, 2012)
Today I'm excited to have an exclusive interview with a very fascinating person. Kat Zhang, in her book What's Left of Me, tells the story of Addie and Eva, two girls living in one body. We've asked Addie to answer some questions, and even though she doesn't like to talk to strangers much, especially about her "situation," she has reluctantly agreed.
  • What was is like sharing a body with Eva when you were younger?
Everyone shares their body with another soul up until a certain age, so it was easier when we were little. No one thought it was strange.
  • When Eva was controlling your body, could you take over if you wanted to?
Sometimes. Not when we were very young, when she was almost as strong as me. But later, yes. If I really wanted to. That's the way it works. That's just the way we were born.
  • How did you decide who got to be in control, or did it just happen naturally?
We didn't decide anything. Who gets to be in control, who fades away...it's just written into your genes. It's not like I forced Eva to lose control. She just did.
  • Now that Eva is "silent," has it been easier for you?
I don't know. I guess. We don't have to deal with everyone's distain anymore. We weren't shipped off to some hybrid institution. Yeah, I suppose it's been easier. But not just for me. And keeping this secret...I don't think that's ever going to be easy.
  • It sometimes seems like that you're having a hard time with the progress that Eva is making.  Are you afraid that if she gains some control, that you will be lost?
Eva deserves her chance to live. But so do I.
  • Of course everyone wants to know about romance.  Have you ever had a boyfriend?  Would it be hard for Eva if you did, or could she disconnect?
There have been guys I've liked, but none I've liked so much I could set aside Eva's feelings. She there. Always. No one else knows what that's like. I can't do anything without thinking about her. How can I ever be with someone with her there?

Eva gets to tell her side of the story, and I know she thinks it would be so much easier to be me instead of her. But if she really thought about it, she'd know that isn't true.
  • If you could have Eva back, the way she was when you were little, would you want to?
...yes.

Thank you, Addie, for speaking with us. I know this is a very difficult time for you.

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.
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42 comments:

  1. This book sounds really interesting. Since I first heard about it I was intrigued. Thanks for the awesome interview!!

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  2. Great interview!!! i love seeing twins talking about each other :)

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  3. Wow, that sounds like a really tough situation. And kinda sad?
    Nice interview :D
    Penny Pe

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  4. That sounds scary and kind of sad, sharing your body with another soul and then... that soul fading away. I'm really looking forward to this book!

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  5. Wow! Kinda freaky! Sounds like a very different book! It amazes me how authors continue to come up with new ideas! I sure am glad they do though!

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  6. That is a really sad situation! I don't what I'd if I was in her shoes! Really looking forward to read this one!!

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  7. I can't wait to read this! It sounds like nothing I've read so far. Very interesting.

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  8. eeeek! creepily beautiful! i can't wait for this book!

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  9. nice interview! it made me more intrigued about this book =]

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  10. Great interview! I can't wait to read this one!!

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  11. What an interesting concept. But I'm sure it's not an easy situation for any of them. And I agree with Addie that they both deserve to live.

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  12. Intriguing insight on body sharing. I cannot imagine what it would be like to share a body with someone else, which is why this book sounds amazing.

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  13. I'm just dying to get my hands on this book and read it. And that interview...Sigh. I can't wait to finally understand what's going on.

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  14. Wonderful interview! I'm loving Addie's voice and can't wait to read the book!

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  15. That really makes me want to read the book!!!

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  16. This is one crazy plot! I'd love to know how it turns out! Sharing your body with someone else is something i don't think i could do.

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  17. Thank you for an awesome review. I love the character interview aspect, especially since there are two in one body. It's a very interesting concept. Can't wait to check it out.

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  18. That's cool when you get to interview the actual characters from a book. I'm not sure how much I trust Addie's answers. She seems like she's hiding too many secrets if you ask me. I wonder what she's up to. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. I'd love a chance to read and review.

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  19. It must be hard to share your body with another person.

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  20. I loved the interview thank you. What an absolutely original idea - fabulous!!

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  21. I wouldn't know how to share my body with someone else. It'd be plain weird and I'm not great on sharing my personal things and I really like my personal space so it would definitely be a hard case for me if it were so that I'd have to share my body with another soul. This interview has a really sad vibe. I just want to give this girl a hug..

    Siiri

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  22. Wow! What an intriguing and touching interview! This sharing the body with another soul idea is fascinating, but a bit scary. I can't wait to read the book! I can see why it can leave you thinking about it for hours after you finish it.

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  23. Now I really want to read this! Amazing interview!

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  24. This is the 1st time that I've heard of this book. It really sounds interesting and the interview just pulled me right into it. Thanks so much, it would be wonderful to win it. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Can you imagine having another person inside you, trapped. Seeing everything you do, but having no control? Knowing there is another person there, and trying to think about her as well as yourself. Yikes. I am very glad that this book is fiction. I can't imagine it, and don't want to. Thanks for the character interview. Can't wait to get to know the girls better.

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  26. Great interview :) I love the concept for this book, it sounds so interesting and I can't wait to read it

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  27. That is so weird. I couldn't imagine sharing a body with someone.

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  28. Great character interview! It makes me want to read this book even more, if that's even possible! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  29. I loved your character interview! This books sounds so interesting.

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  30. This interview got me ever more curious about the book....

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  31. This is a nice feature! Usually I just see interviews with authors and not their characters. :) I really hope to read this book soon.

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  32. This book sounds so good. Awesome interview, I really like how you ask questions to the character. I think you should do that more often. :)

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  33. I don't know how either of them copes with that kind of situation. I know I never could.

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  35. thank you for the donation.....

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  36. This book seems really interesting, I'd like reading it. :)

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