Usborne has acquired a YA novel about a girl replicates herself every birthday, meaning there are 12 other versions of herself at home.
In More of Me by Kathy Evans, Teva appears to have a normal life at school but has to contend with all the other versions of herself at home. As her sixteenth year rolls around, she doesn’t want a future version of herself to take over and comes head to head with her fifteen-year-old ‘sister’.
Sarah Stewart, senior fiction editor at Usborne, acquired the world English language rights from Sophie Hicks at the Sophie Hicks Agency. She said: “More of Me quite simply has the most original, compelling and incredible concept I’ve ever come across – and yet it’s so convincingly presented that you believe every second. The result is truly unique and utterly unforgettable – a book that demands to be talked about.”
Evans is a debut YA writer and is currently the finance co-ordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators.
Usborne will publish More of Me in paperback in summer 2016.