Beta by Rachel Cohn

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Elysia was born without a soul, her only purpose to serve the wealthy inhabitants of Io, an island paradise. But sensations are clouding her mind...anger...loneliness...love. Before long, Elysia that she is a Defect. And If any human on the island discovers the truth, it will cost her her life.
 

About Rachel Cohn

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Author Bio: Rachel Cohn is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven young adult novels, including Gingerbread, Shrimp and Cupcake and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 338 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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Instead, she’s more concerned with the dreamy human boy she’s somehow falling for, as well as the memories of her First she knows she’s not supposed to have.

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The New York Times

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Two dystopian young adult novels challenge readers’ conceptions.

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The New York Times

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Two dystopian young adult novels challenge readers’ conceptions.

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The New York Times

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Two dystopian young adult novels challenge readers’ conceptions.

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In this kickoff to a planned four-book series, Elysia is a beautiful teenage clone bought as a companion to a wealthy family living on the exclusive island of Demesne on an Earth that is recovering from ecological disaster and global warfare.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!In a departure from her usual fare, Rachel Cohn offers readers a philosophical, suspenseful novel of the future.Rachel Cohn is as well known for her collaborations like NICK AND NORAH’S INFINITE PLAYLIST as she is for her solo novels like GINGERB...

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The Columbus Dispatch

In her interactions with humans, Elysia is constantly accessing her database to understand what they’re saying.

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The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, Beta is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a cor­rupted world. Praise for Beta: "A terrific premise t...

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Jackson District Library

Beta by Rachel Cohn is a reality star cum clone story which is pretty shallow and tired.

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