Both of Me
Author: Jonathan Friesen
Summary: Elias is different than other people. People might think that he is stupid and childish. But Elias is what you would call imaginative and unique. His life is not controlled by only him. It is controlled by him and the Other One. Elias is sweet and caring and knows about the real world, while the Other One could be a bit stubborn and a monster at times and lives in his own little world of Salem. Clara is running from her past. She has been on many adventures throughout her life. Elias’s hometown and imaginative world is another one. When these two accidentally meet when the Other One takes Clara’s baggage by accident they don’t know what to expect with their new adventure coming. Clara knows there is a problem with Elias and Elias might also know the problems that Clara has been facing. She will try to help Elias overcome the Other One,and just become one Elias. But to do that Clara would have to overcome her past and focus on the present. This book was just so beautiful and really hit me in the feels. This contemporary doesn’t really have that much romance blossoming between the two characters because they have to find themselves first and that is what this book was really about. I recommend it to book-lovers mostly, because if you just started of getting to read more this book might be a little to emotional for you.
My review: I loved it. I thought it was beautiful, funny, and so emotional. I love all the characters in this book especially Elias. He was just so quirky and unique even though he had a problem and that is was made me really love him from the start. The last book that I read that really hit me in the feels was The Fault in our Stars. Yet this book really really hit me. I know what I was expecting in The Fault in our Stars, but in this one not so much. So thats why it hit me harder than the John Green book. The relationship between Elias and Clara was just so lovable. They are both trying to help each other overcome their problems and it just so heart-warming. I know usually contemporaries are stand-alones especially the kind of sad ones, but I really want another book on their adventures. This book really was spectacular and I can’t wait for what the author has in store for the next books to come.
*This book was sent to me for free in exchange for a honest review