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?
- When Eva was controlling your body, could you take over if you wanted to?
- How did you decide who got to be in control, or did it just happen naturally?
- Now that Eva is "silent," has it been easier for you?
- 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?
- 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?
- If you could have Eva back, the way she was when you were little, would you want to?
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...Buy the book
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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