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 by Jonathan Friesen I am sad to say was not my favorite. I really wanted to love this book, like really really bad, believe me. I try to never choose to review a book that I don't think I would enjoy, as I hate to give low reviews and its not fair to the author. But Both of Me just wasn't for me. I was so confused the whole time about what was going on and why the characters were the way they were. I felt like I missed part of the story or something. The writing itself was good and I have loved books by Jonathan Friesen in the past, but Both of Me just left me really confused as to what was going on. So, while this book wasn't for me, I can't say that you won't enjoy because, like I said before the writing is really good.
2.5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that just didn't work for me.
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