Synopses & Reviews
A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching who?
Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?
Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him.
Q: What if the crime is murder?
Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.
Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?
Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.
“A shockingly unique story that redefines what it means to be human.” Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of Wither
Zhangs concept is original and provocative; the deep bond between Eva and Addie (the shifts between I, we, and she in Evas narration are especially haunting) and the mystery about why their society is so desperate to “fix” hybrids are riveting. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A deeply original tale of longing for identity; so skillfully crafted, the words float above the page.” Lissa Price, international bestselling author of STARTERS
An unsettling dystopian adventure of two souls trapped in a single body. Kirkus Reviews
“Uniquely imagined…Zhangs prose is lovely, and the plot is compelling to the last page” School Library Journal
“An intriguing depiction of sibling relationships and the challenges of learning to live as distinct, though not physically separate, individuals.” Booklist
I should not exist. But I do.
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren't they settling? Why isn't one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn't. . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she's still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable—hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
About the Author
Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit. An English major at Vanderbilt University, she spends her free time performing spoken-word poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What's Left of Me is her first novel.