When I Was Me

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Review

When Ella wakes up on Monday morning something feels wrong. Things in her bedroom don't look the same and as she goes through her day she notices significant differences between the life she is experiencing and the life she remembers. She cannot understand why the person who she believes to be her best friend barely recognises her and refuses to have contact with her. When Daniel, a lab technician, agrees to give her tuition for her exams she confides in him and he offers his suggestion about where her memories of a different life have come from.

Hilary Freeman has created a gripping and dark story. The first person narrative means that when Ella faces a challenge or makes a discovery it is as if we are experiencing it with her. The three different endings the reader is presented with mean that they can reflect on what they believe and what they would have chosen to do.

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