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  • ISBN: 9781441741769

  • ISBN: 9781441741653

  • ISBN: 9781441741714

Runtime: 12.95 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Best Teen Books of 2016

Two girls, two stories, one epic novel.

From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra’s story and Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape.

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story. Using a downloadable enhancement, readers can decide how they would like to read the audiobook, as with the print version. They can read the story of Gemma or Lyra straight through first, followed by the other girl’s story, or they can move between chapters in Lyra’s and Gemma’s sections. No matter how it is read, Replica is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Sarah Drew tells Lyra’s story…Her voice is packed with emotion that reflects the extreme stressors she faces…At first, narrator Erin Spencer’s steady voice for Gemma reflects her quiet life but then intensifies as she begins to question her world and her own connection to the Haven Institute. The chapters alternate Lyra’s and Gemma’s accounts, but listeners might skip chapters to follow one complete narrative. Either approach will deliver captivating fast-paced adventure.” AudioFile
“Electric, heartbreaking, pulse-pounding, and timely…Two complex heroines, two puzzling mysteries, two weaving adventures, all in one astounding novel.” Victoria Aveyard, New York Times bestselling author
“Two girls from very different backgrounds find autonomy, strength, and identity as they fight against corporate greed and medical corruption…A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Oliver has managed to create different tempos and moods in each tale, which allows readers to better understand the characters. Young adults will enjoy this unique reading experience.” School Library Journal
“The unique format will draw readers in, and strong writing will keep them hooked…Teens will line up for this one.” Booklist
“With Oliver’s clever crafting, teens will be clamoring for the next book in the series.” Horn Book Guide
“Oliver’s two-in-one novel is a feat of fiction…A true testament to Oliver’s talent. YA fans will also enjoy the two clever takes on common YA storylines.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.95
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English