Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.
Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.
Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.
Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.
Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.
I'll admit it—it was the cover that first drew me to this book. Isn't it eye-catching? I love they way that one simple image has been replicated and manipulated to become so striking. Now, that's what I call successful cover art!
Reading the summary only made me more interested in this book. I'm fascinated by doubles and the interesting links between them, and I'm curious to see where Howson will take the doubling between Elissa and Lin.
Releases June 11, 2013 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.