Thursday, July 27, 2017

She, Myself, and I By Emma Young|Review

She, Myself, and I
Published by Amulet Books on September 5th, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Pages: 384
Format: eGalley

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia—a girl from a small town in Massachusetts—is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like. Her fascination with her new body and her desire to understand Sylvia prompt a road trip based on self-discovery... and a surprising new romance. But will Rosa be able to solve the dilemma of her identity?

My Thoughts

NetGalley Review
Truly, a one of a kind story of a journey of self-discovery, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.

Rosa takes life to a completely new meaning and reminds readers to live each day as if it were their last. As the first ever recipient of a full body transplant, Rosa discovers what it truly makes her unique despite her new appearance. Psychological and physical problems embower Rosa to keep fighting and to find what she is living for.

I fell in love with the premise of this story. Young brings about questions that are often too complex to receive a straight answer. But the answers really depend on the person. I can’t remember the last book that made me stop and question everything. 

For a young adult book to touch on this topic is rare. Yes, there are many self-discovery books out there for young adults. However, nowadays they mostly revolve around a fantasy background. I don’t read contemporary books very often, but there are a select few that I would read again in a heartbeat. She, Myself, and I is one of those books. 

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