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The Originals

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$8.99 US | $10.99 CAN
Available May 7, 2013

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 304
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316219440

  About The Book

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella and Betsy Best grew up as identical triplets. Then, at the age of ten, they discovered a shocking family secret -- they're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. The results of a controversial human reproductive cloning experiment, the girls have spent the past seven years in hiding from a government agency that intends to arrest their geneticist mother and detain them for scientific testing.

To avoid exposure, the family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and more. Up until now, a group mindset has been a de facto part of life...

Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, an insightful and remarkably cute guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her clone sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires. Digging deeper into her mother's background as a scientist, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.


* "Patrick is making a niche for herself with high-concept romantic thrillers about girls whose realities are far from the norm, and her third novel may be her best yet...[it] will keep readers riveted." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"The pacing and suspense are just right, the teen dialogue sounds real, and characters both young and old are believable. This is a read that many teens will enjoy." VOYA


Patrick, Cat (1538487)

Cat Patrick is the author of Forgotten and Revived. She lives near Seattle with her husband and twin daughters and spends her free time playing dress-up, exploring the great outdoors, or planning for a zombie apocalypse.

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