Teva is sixteen. She goes to school, studies for her exams and spends time with her boyfriend, Ollie, and
best friend, Maddy. To the rest of the world, she’s normal. But when she goes home, she’s anything but.
Because at home there are twelve other Tevas – nearly one for every year she’s been alive. 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.
And since Teva entered her teens, her strange existence has become a battleground. Because when
suddenly there are boys at stake, friends lost and lives snatched away, Teva has a fight on her hands. With
As her sixteenth year rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that another
version of herself will soon be breaking free and taking over her life, and her future. Desperate to prevent
this from happening, Teva decides to find out more about her past. In doing so, she finds new empathy
for her younger selves and, when she comes head to head with her fifteen-year-old ‘sister’, she comes to
realize just what a difference a year can make.
There is nothing like this on the YA market. I love this book! Already a firm favourite with me and will definitely be one of the most talked about debuts of 2016.
Tanya Landman, Carnegie Medal Winner 2015:
Very weird and very wonderful. What a debut!
Teri Terry, author of the Slated series:
Weird, wonderful and utterly fabulous, I read this is one big gulp. I loved it!
A gripping thriller with a sinister sci-fi edge, exploring family, identity and sacrifice.
Mary Hoffman, author of the Stravaganza series:
An attention grabbing debut which kept me surprised right up to the end.
Tamsyn Murray, author of My So-Called Afterlife:
A super-smart, standout read that takes a pinch of sci-fi, a dash of romance and a hefty dose of tension and mixes them all up in a contemporary test tube. It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go!
Bryony Pearce, author of Phoenix Rising:
A tense, thought-provoking thriller about the (quite literal) pain of growing up. What is really wrong with Teva? I couldn't put this novel down!