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Title:
Both of me
Author:
Friesen, Jonathan.
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Blink, 2014.
Physical Description:
254 pages; 22 cm
Summary:
"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"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310731887

9780310731870
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Believing she caused a family tragedy (aka her Great Undoing), 18-year-old Clara bolted from her London home. She has since been traveling the world using her father's journal as a guide. On a flight to Minneapolis, she meets Elias, who eerily seems to know everything about her. Discovering that their bags were switched, she locates his home and discovers two Eliases. He suffers from DID disassociative identity disorder and swings from sweet Elias to the Other One, who lives in the imaginary world of Salem. Troubled by her past and about Elias' condition, Clara has as much difficulty finding her footing as Elias does recovering his lost spans of time. Nevertheless, determined to help good Elias overcome the Other One, Clara takes him on a journey to find and destroy a mysterious being Elias calls the Keeper. They follow the stars, interpret myths, and utilize Clara's journal only to end up at a lighthouse on the coast of Maine, where they meet someone who knows the truth. Part Alice in Wonderland, part role-playing game, and all weird road-trip adventure, Friesen's storytelling is laser-beam sharp, making the characters (and the readers) teeter as if on a warped balance beam. The concept of DID will fascinate readers as will the semi-otherworldly adventure.--Fredriksen, Jeanne Copyright 2014 Booklist


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