More of Me Read by Kathryn Evans
Teva’s life seems normal: school, friends, boyfriend. But at home she hides an impossible secret. Eleven other Tevas.
Because once a year, Teva separates into two, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, in the same house… watching the new Teva live the life that she’d been living. But as her seventeenth birthday rolls around, Teva is determined not to let it happen again. She’s going to fight for her future. Even if that means fighting herself.
Thoughts before you started reading More of Me?
CHRISSI: The cover pulled me in when I was book shopping with Luna. It sounded good, so I picked it up!
LUNA: Excited, Chrissi picked More of Me up when we were both book shopping and it sounded amazing, so I grabbed my own copy.
What did you think of Teva?
CHRISSI: I liked her, but I don’t think she’s an overly memorable character. I enjoyed reading about her though!
LUNA: I’m sad to say that I did not connect with Teva, as she is the only narrator in this book and her viewpoint is the one the reader has, so this proved to be a struggle. I hoped that as the story progressed this would change. Maybe if I got to know Teva better I’d care more, but sadly that didn’t happen.
CHRISSI: The level of intrigue. I really enjoyed learning more to see if I could try and predict what was going to happen next.
LUNA: Overall the premise of More of Me is intriguing and you do want to know how it’s resolved.
CHRISSI: That’s a hard one to answer, because there wasn’t anything that I really didn’t like about the book. I read it fairly quickly (despite an insanely busy week) and enjoyed reading it. I guess it would have been nice to have read more about the back story behind Teva’s story.
LUNA: As I’ve said, my lack of connection to Teva made reading More of Me unengaging. I don’t have to like a character but with Teva (and by extension her ‘others’) I did not care what was happening.
Teva’s conflict with “Fifteen” was a big part of the story and I wished I could have had Fifteen’s viewpoint as well. I think maybe that would have helped me engage more with the book.
CHRISSI: Fifteen. I found her intriguing.
LUNA: I liked Teva’s friends.
Was More of Me what you expected?
CHRISSI: I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. Intriguing=yes Memorable?= perhaps not.
LUNA: In this case I think I’m a no. 😦
Would you recommend it?
LUNA: Not sure.