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She, Myself, and I by Emma Young (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 12:37pm

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her 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, 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?

She Myself And I had me hooked from the moment I read the first chapter. I’ll admit it wasn’t a book I’d normally read, being more interested in fantasy myself. Reading the back and title just made me anxious to see if the book would live up to the excitement that was bubbling inside of me.The plot was new and exiting! I mean how many books have you read that the plot is about a girl who experienced a surgery that put her brain in another girl's body? I had never seen anything like it before and I was curious, I wanted to know what would happen! Would Rosa ever figure out who she is and who is living life, herself or Sylvia? After reading the book I realized it was even better than I expected. It was an incredible concept and so unique too. I believe that it really taught me that no matter what I look like on the outside or whose body I’m in, I’ll always be myself on the inside, and really isn’t that all that matters? Anyways, I’d definitely recommend it, but be warned that the themes can be mature and the ideas behind some of it are probably more suited for an older audience. I really hope everybody who reads it enjoys it just as much as I did and has fun following Rosa’s story.

- Lindsay, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

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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?