Both Of Me: A Review

It was supposed to be just another flight, another escape into a foreign place where she could forget her past, forget her attachments. Until Clara found herself seated next to an alluring boy named Elias Phinn—a boy who seems to know secrets she has barely been able to admit to herself for years.

When her carry-on bag is accidentally switched with Elias’s identical pack, Clara uses the luggage tag to track down her things. At that address she discovers there is not one Elias Phinn, but two: the odd, paranoid, artistic, and often angry Elias she met on the plane, who lives in an imaginary world of his own making called Salem; and the kind, sweet, and soon irresistible Elias who greets her at the door, and who has no recollection of ever meeting Clara at all. As she learns of Elias’s dissociative identity disorder, and finds herself quickly entangled in both of Elias’s lives, Clara makes a decision that could change all of them forever. She is going to find out what the Salem Elias knows about her past, and how, even if it means playing along with his otherworldly quest. And she is going to find a way to keep the gentle Elias she’s beginning to love from ever disappearing again.

Both of me is about a girl named Clara who finds herself next Elias and is instantly pushed into an adventure. I really like how quickly this book was, I mean right after the prologue this book just pushes you in.  This is the second book I’ve read by Jonathan Friesen that his written about mental disabilities.

In some of the descriptions of this book it talks about this big mystical world that Elias is seeing. Sometimes it just doesn’t show in the book. And when it does I kind of just found it annoying.  Another thing sometimes I hated were the main characters sometimes Clara would be extremely whiney and ran away so many times, it was annoying.

Lastly I thought some parts of the book was going by pretty fast as in a good story telling way, then there was a going to fast what just happened sort of way. Like something would be explained and I’d like to know more then the book completely moves on. And there was the two Elias’s one who thinks of Salem then the regular Elias. The regular Elias part were extremely short, which I thought unfortunate.

Overall the story was entertaining and a really fast read.






I received this from the BookLook Bloggers program for my honest review. (booklookbloggers.com)

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