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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.

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. Turn the book one way and read Lyra's story; turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma's story. The two distinct parts of this novel combine to produce an unforgettable experience for its two young heroines--and its reader.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062394163
Characteristics: 236, 284 pages
Additional Contributors: Oliver, Lauren 1982-
Alternative Title: Lyra


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List - YA Books of 2016
PerthEastLibrary Mar 16, 2016

Two intertwined stories are included in this book. Finish one, flip the book upside down and start the other. With it's unique storytelling, Replica will draw you into the dystopian present that sees children as science experiments.

After a bomb destroys the Haven Institute (where Lyra and other replicas or clones were produced) the survivors escape to a new home and new life. Lyra has many questions about herself, about Gemma (her rescuer) and about the real differences between replicas and humans.

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