Spoiler Review: Both of me by Jonathan Friesen

Title: Both of me

Author: Jonathan Friesen

Page: 272 pages

Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA


My ratings:  



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.

My thoughts: I read this book about a month or two ago, and I didn’t like it. I just couldn’t understand the story and it was sooooooo boring I couldn’t bring myself to continue, so I stopped halfway.

I was reading it fine the first few chapters but the more I read on the more confusing and boring it became. There is this one scene I remember. It was just the beginning, and Elias kissed Clara. It just came out plain and not special. I was kinda shocked that he kissed her even though they just hang out for a day or sth, and Clara was okay with it.

About halfway or more, I didn’t see the point of continuing. I really regret buying it. Before I buy it, I’ve read through the reviews on goodreads, and most are positive feedbacks, so I decided to get it. Now the only thing that keeps me from donate it away is because it’s hardcover.

I actually read the last chapter because I just wanted to get over it and start another book. The two unicorn horns are for the cover, its gorgeous.


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