More of Me

More of Me

By Author / Illustrator

Kathryn Evans


Suspense & Thrillers

Age range(s)



Usborne Publishing Ltd




Paperback / softback




Teva's life seems normal: school, friends, boyfriend. But at home she hides an impossible secret. Eleven other Tevas.Because once a year, Teva separates into two, leaving a younger version of herself stuck at the same age, in the same house...watching the new Teva live the life that she'd been living. But as her seventeenth birthday rolls around, Teva is determined not to let it happen again. She's going to fight for her future. Even if that means fighting herself.



'More of Me' is a gripping thriller. It opens with the description of a new being bursting out of another person and becoming her. But this is not some fantasy set in outer space; this is happening her in Britain and now.

Teva is the new being and she is the latest in a long line of Tevas that all live with their mother in the same house. Things are different now; there is tension between this Teva and her predecessor. There are friends who don't notice the change and a boyfriend that is not so sure. The strange thing is that they are all the same person but each time they regenerate, they're slightly different and those that are left behind stay the same age.

This is a tense psychological thriller and as you read through it, you are caught up in Teva's internal struggle with what is happening and what it all means. For most of the book you are wondering what is real and what is not. Is this a weird fantasy or is Teva suffering from a rare psychological condition? Why does her mother not seem to notice what is going in on and why is her father such a secret?

There a lot of questions just lurking around the corner from this book's happy conclusion that I would love the author to explore. A weird and very readable thriller.

332 pages / Ages 13+ / Reviewed by Caroline Downie, librarian

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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