The Originals by Cat Patrick

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Patrick doesn’t dwell on the science behind the story, but instead uses cloning as a vehicle to explore themes of identity, sisterhood, and family.
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A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...

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


 

About Cat Patrick

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Cat Patrick lives in the Seattle area with her husband and twin daughters. When asked about how she came up with the idea for Revived, Cat explained that she has a love for "high school strange."
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 311 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 15 2013

Patrick doesn’t dwell on the science behind the story, but instead uses cloning as a vehicle to explore themes of identity, sisterhood, and family.

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Kirkus

Good
on Mar 13 2013

...readers will enjoy the quick pacing and speculating on science’s ethical dilemmas. Provocative.

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