Doppelganger by David Stahler Jr.

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Doppelgangers are monsters, hardwired for murder.

They are not supposed to have doubts, but this one does. He wishes he could be different. More human, maybe. But even that can't stop him from killing people so he can take their places and live their lives. He has to do it; it's who he is.

But when the doppelganger murders a small-town teenager, assumes his shape, and takes over his life, he's shocked by the world he steps into. Engulfed in a whirlwind of peer pressure, messy family dynamics, and a provocative relationship with a beautiful girl, he quickly learns that there's more than one way to be human, and many ways to be a monster.

Told in the tortured voice of a most extraordinary teen, this contemporary gothic romance brews a captivating combination of violence, desire, and atonement. Here is the story of a monster yearning for a human life.


About David Stahler Jr.

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David Stahler Jr. received his bachelor's degree in English from Middlebury College in 1994 and later earned a graduate degree from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College. His other provocative works for young adults include Truesight, The Seer, and Otherspace. He teaches in Vermont, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Published February 20, 2010 by HarperCollins. 283 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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What teenage boy doesn't feel uncomfortable in his own skin?

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Doppelganger

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The nameless narrator of Stahler's (Truesight) horror story/morality fable opens by announcing his most recent murder-and then things start to get really dark. He is a doppelganger, a shape-shifting b

May 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Doppelganger

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