Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for 2016.
Kathryn Evan’s debut Young Adult novel is quite something. More of Me contains a brilliantly imaginative plotline told with precision and flair.
For Teva growing up is painful, but more painful than you could possibly imagine. Teva lives most of her life behind closed doors. She goes to school, but not one of her friends has stepped through that front door, the front door with a security code. Ever. Teva and her family have a secret to hide. A secret so shocking, that Teva’s mum firmly believes telling anyone else will be catastrophic.
Teva is 16. She’s only has one year.
She needs to make it count, but as each day passes she knows that she can’t let it end. Every year Teva separates into two, the younger version of herself destined to stay hidden forever in their house … with all the others. Fifteen is angry. She had to let go of everything – her boyfriend, her best friend. Teva is determined to fight, she knows Fifteen needs a future, she knows she needs a future … but how.
Evan’s rollercoaster of a plot is spine-tinglingly brilliant. The first person narrative sinks into Teva’s mind and draws us into her thoughts and feelings quite effortlessly. More Of Me is sci-fi, blended with contemporary, and a little bit of romance stirred in too.