New Young Adult Fiction: Replica – Lauren Oliver

Lots of anticipation for this major new duology by the prolific and bestselling Oliver. Once again, the Epic Reads team offers a spectacular—and spectacularly entertaining–plot summary in a two-minute video. Watch and marvel as Epic Reads Explains… 

Two girls from very different backgrounds find autonomy, strength, and identity as they fight against corporate greed and medical corruption. Gemma was born to rich and powerful parents. Lyra was made in a lab. Both white girls have spent their lives protected behind walls….The heavily guarded Haven Institute’s activities are shrouded in mystery and speculation, and when an explosion destroys the facility, both girls’ carefully formed worlds topple in the aftermath. Events unfold quickly as Gemma and Lyra learn they’re not who they thought they were, that the truth goes much deeper than either ever thought. The dual narrative is presented as two books in one; it’s up to readers to decide how to proceed: read each girl’s story separately or in alternating chapters….A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Oliver explores thought-provoking ethical and existential terrain.”
Publishers Weekly

“The unique format will draw readers in, and strong writing will keep them hooked. Oliver’s dystopian Delirium trilogy achieved bestseller status, and she’s been gaining steam ever since. Teens will line up for this one.”
Booklist

“With Oliver’s clever crafting, teens will be clamoring for the next book in the series.”
The Horn Book

“[REPLICA] will be a winner among teens … 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

Replica (9780062394163) by Lauren Oliver. $19.99 hardcover. 10/4/16 on sale.

 

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