The latest YA novel by Australian author Jack Heath - it has to be read to be believed!
'She is stealing my life' Chloe wakes up scared and paralysed, unable to move... all her memories are gone. She's being held captive by a girl who looks and sounds exactly like her. But who is she? And what does she want? 'What do you think you are?'
The girl tells her that she is the real Chloe and that 'Chloe' is a machine created in her image. But if she is a construction, an invention, then why does she feel safe when 'mum' gives her a cuddle? What is she? 'I may have her face and memories, but we are not the same person.'
Chloe must find out why she was made in the first place and why people are now chasing her down. They want something she has, but what? Chloe is learning what it means to be human : the power of love, bravery and sacrifice.
A gripping and furiously-paced thriller that will make your heart race.
About the Author
Jack Heath is the award-winning author of six internationally published books for teenagers. He has been shortlisted for Young Australian of the Year, the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award and the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Award. He is a regular guest on various Australian television programmes and his videos have more than 30,000 views on YouTube. He divides his time between writing and touring high schools.
`'The opening chapters are honestly some of the best of any book that I've read and it doesn't really relent right up until the end.'' Goodreads.com `'Intense, thought-provoking YA sci-fi about identity, ethics and android doppelgangers... well worth waiting for. Great balance of contemplative philosophy/belting action.' ' Imogen Russell Williams, critic at The Guardian `'The author excels at the sci-fi thriller format, writing with an immediacy, an urgency, and a frenetic pacing that is non-stop.'' Goodreads.com `'Replica is one of the most gripping books I have ever read. It is a deep and addictive page turner bound to leave its fans wanting more.' By kids for kids review, The Guardian `'This book was so fast-paced it almost made me breathless'' Library4delinquents
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 14 - 16 years old
For Grades: 8 - 9
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd July 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.17