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Replica
Replica | Lauren Oliver
Two girls, two stories, one epic novel.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. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyras story and Gemmas story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.Lyras 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 subjectsLyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72manage 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 familys past and discovers her fathers 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. Replica is an ambitious, thought-provoking masterwork.
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Twainy
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🎧 This hardcover is STUNNING!

Total cover buy!! It‘s a shiny white naked cover with one butterfly split & flipped … one half on the front, other on the back with the body on the spine. “Lyra” on the front in grey & “Gemma” on the back upside down. With a clear plastic dust jacket tinted blue on the front, red spine & yellow on the back. All the other writing is on the jacket.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 👇🏻👇🏻

Twainy
The story is 2 POVs. Lyra‘s story is complete then you flip the book and start Gemma‘s full story. Their chapters move along concurrently so you can read them as 2 separate stories or read their chapters together. If you buy the audiobook you can integrate the stories or read them separately.

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Twainy
It‘s a decent YA sci-fi story involving clones/replicas, human weapons, child experimentation, escape, mystery, murder, thriller & ultimately a story about finding out who you are and accepting it. Good spin. Easy read!

Not too YA! I enjoyed it & want to read book 2!
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Twainy
PS - my hard covers for The Illuminae Files & The Book Thief are similar ❤️
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Reggie Wow, this review totally took a turn in that last paragraph. My thoughts on beautiful cover skidded after I read human clones/replicas, human weapons, and child experimentation. Lol, nice review! Stacked! 10mo
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Beccacraft
Replica | Lauren Oliver
Mehso-so

This story is told from two perspectives, the first, a clone (“replica”) at a secret research facility, and the second, a girl who begins to uncover many secrets from her past that brings her to the facility and in contact with the replica. While the plot is interesting and creative, I had some difficulty with the actual flow of events, the unrealistic outcomes (while knowing it‘s an unrealistic fictional plot), and the character relationships.

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mschenk
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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8/10 It took me awhile to get into it. I credit that to complex names and confusing side characters. But I ended up really loving the main characters. I didn‘t like certain holes in the plot line but as soon as I read the second side of the story it comes together totally. Both relationships are very quick and cliche...but trauma bonds right? Can‘t wait to read the sequel.

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Twainy
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Books. I love books. I have to thank a fellow Litten for the tales from outer suburbia book envy because I added it to my Amazon Book Wishlist. And here are 5 books I added to my bookshelf today. All are beautiful. I‘ve already paged through them. Definitely adding all 5 to my ever growing TBR! I also purchased a rechargeable book light! 😁 Yesssss!

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rather_be_reading
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Book 9
Onto the second part

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rather_be_reading
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Surprisingly good for a YA book. Definitely a fascinating idea.

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rather_be_reading
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Since this is my last week at my current job, I have to visit all my fav places before I leave. This bakery was a must!

vivastory Congrats on the new job! 2y
Velvetfur Oohh, congrats and good luck for your new job! 👏🏻 2y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 7

tracey38 I enjoyed this one though it's been awhile. 2y
rather_be_reading @tracey38 actually pretty good 2y
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BehindthePages
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Lyra, a replica created in a lab. Gemma, a girl with a father involved in human experimentation. A unique duology where the reader chooses which story to read and when. A large part of Lyra's story revolved around what happened in Haven. While Gemma‘s storyline was more focused on discovering what Haven was. A great read! #youngadult #scifi
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/replica-by-lauren-oliver

tracey38 I read this when it first came out a d really enjoyed it, plus liked the unique way it was written and could be read. How did you end up reading it? 3y
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KatiaP
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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This SF New York Times bestseller book is great option for a LC or an AS since her works have plot twists and a peace full ending and are usually in the perspectiveof two characters. It consists of two stories in one. One a normal girl who wants to know the secrets of where she lives but is confined because of her parents and one who is a replica trying to survive after their building has been burned down. Each story intertwines into one another.

KatiaP Great ESOL strategies to use is 2 and 6 which is to promote cooperation (small groups) and continually monitor student comprehension. This is a bigger book so it is good to have classmates work with each other to build understanding and keeping an eye on where students are at and if they need help is crucial for books like this. UDL you use is foster collaboration and community (8.3).http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/biography.php. #UCFLAE3414SP20 3y
DrSpalding This looks like an excellent book. This also looks like a book that would be appropriate for middle or high school students. Make sure the content in your books is appropriate for whatever audience you are teaching. 2y
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Roselyn_Reads
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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BookwormAHN Fantastic 😻 3y
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ConfessionofaBookaholic
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Mehso-so

I kinda liked the way this book was written. Having the choice to flip back and forth between stories was a pretty unique reading experience for me. I will say some of the drama was a little over the top for me, but over all I liked it even if it‘s not top shelf.

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erickaa
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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So good

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Book_yogi
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Creatively this book can be read one story at a time or chapter by chapter Lyra and then Gemma or all Lyra and all Gemma. It‘s an interesting concept, both physically as to how you can read the book and of the story itself, about cloning and how the subjects themselves relate to their very existence. There is a pretty significant plot twist which will make going in to the next book interesting as well.

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Naz786
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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I'll give this 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5. The idea was good and I didn't mind the storyline but the body shaming was a no go for me.

littlelisianthus I dont think it was body shaming so much as giving a POV from someone who has low self esteem. 3y
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allureofbeauty
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Some recent Dollar Tree finds including some audio books recently. And one dvd I got too. It‘s called I Kissed A Vampire and it‘s apparently a musically.
#dollartree #dollartreehaul #haul #audiobook #audiobooks #dvd #newbooks #fiction #mystery #chicklit #memoir #tellall #ya #youngadult

Wife I‘ve hit the jackpot at #DollarTree many times!📚 3y
allureofbeauty @Wife same. I was really excited for the audiobooks too. 3y
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larah17
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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And with this book I‘ve finished my first ever reading challenge 😁

wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳🎉🙌🏻 4y
Naj Congrats!! 🙌🏼📚🎉 4y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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Trashcanman Wooot Wooot awesome sauce 4y
Liatrek Awesome 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4y
sprainedbrain Woohoo!!! 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 4y
WeeWeegieBookworm Congrats!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 4y
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4y
JennyM Congrats 🥳 4y
Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats! 🎉🍾🎉 4y
Reggie Great Job!!! 4y
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larah17
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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This was such an interesting way to read a book! The story is written from two perspectives and you flip the book upside down to read the second. I read one chapter at a time before flipping and reading the chapter from the other perspective. A really interesting story and I‘ll definitely pick up the sequel when it comes out.

monkeygirlsmama I‘m stacking because the cover caught my eye first and the style of this book screams kooky and fun. 4y
BookwormM Sounds intriguing stacked 4y
CouronneDhiver Whoa! 😳 Interesting 4y
larah17 @monkeygirlsmama @BookwormM I hope you guys like it! I love the thought that went into making it a different reading experience 😊 @CouronneDhiver it‘s very good, you should pick it up! I‘m not sure when the sequel is out but looking forward to it now 😊 4y
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YAwad
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Another beach photo🌊🙆🏻‍♀️
I still haven‘t read Replica though. Do you recommend? I mean I already bought it so I‘ll read it, but I need something that can get me out of a reading slump. So... thoughts?

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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Luminessa
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Love this book so much. Has a very unique writing style and is just a really good read. Has two different perspectives on the story, from Lyra, and then Gemma.. With an unusual theme and the author wrote another interesting book about the consequences of free will and the power of love that I plan to read next. 🥰

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
Luminessa Thanks. 🙂 4y
Kaye Welcome 🌸 4y
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BookBridget Welcome to Litsy! 📕📖📚 4y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
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brittanythebookdragon
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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I really enjoyed this different twist on clones. I really thought it was going to be some twist on using the clones for medical purposes but it didn‘t go that direction at all. I liked the characters. I liked the twists and turns. I‘ll definitely be picking up Ringer.

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AmandaRae26
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Replica is told from the perspectives of two young women, Lyra and Gemma. You literally flip the book to the other side and read the back half of the book to read Gemma‘s perspective. While I read, I alternated between the two perspectives, switching after each chapter. Replica tells the story of an institute practicing cloning and the effects it has the lives of those connected, both intentionally and unintentionally.

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AmandaRae26
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Hoping to finish Replica tonight with my reading buddy. 😸

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AmandaRae26
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I haven‘t been this caught up in a book in a while! I am enjoying the two perspectives, though sometimes I find I want to stay on one perspective just to advance the plot further!

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4y
AmandaRae26 @RaimeyGallant Thanks, I will check that out! 4y
RaimeyGallant I hope you find it all helpful. :) 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 4y
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Picasso
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Mehso-so

I started with Lyra‘s story and I contemplated bailing on the book once it was finished. However, I powered through it and things started picking up again once Gemma told her story. It did give me a scare in some chapters which was kind of unexpected.

The ending was presumed but the storyline was unique. I love the idea of two stories in one and that I had to flip it. I wouldn‘t bail on the book completely.

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Picasso
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Currently sitting outside in 5 degree weather (Celsius) with a hot cup of cocoa and nearing the end of this book.

One might ask why I‘m sitting outside in the cold but my answer is very simple, you see, I have three puppies (3 months) that love being outside but are always plotting on how to escape so I must watch. But fear not, I have a blanket wrapped around me while I sit in the sun.

#replica #ya #fiction #youngadult

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HotTeaGoodBooks
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Mehso-so

The storyline was good but the way some of the dots were connected to get from one plot point to another were too far fetched. Two characters with different goals and in different places need to suddenly be in the same place? Boom - what a coincidence - they end up in the same place. And that same method of moving characters and circumstances repeated throughout the story. It was all just too convenient and for me it took away from the story.

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LittlePixels
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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My daughter and I just spent about two hours in #ChangingHandsBookstore then went out for pizza and Coldstone ice cream. If there's a better way to spend a day, I can't think of it. ? And yes, she is sniffing her book in the photo. Direct quote: "I can't smell it. Wait! The top smells booky!" ? ? ? #girlsday #thatbooksmell #raisingreaders

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Mrp1220
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I started with Lyra and alternated every chapter. With the occasional cheating and reading two chapters in a row. Enjoyed this one, read all of it tonight and will probably be going to by the second one tomorrow. A couple things were guessable but there were some surprises as well. #replica #youngadult #yabooks

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HotTeaGoodBooks
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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I‘ve had a pretty depressing morning so far. So...I‘m thinking some reading and peppermint cocoa might help the situation. I‘m only 85 pages in (it‘s interesting to try and keep up with your page count when you‘re flipping the book over at the end of every chapter) but enjoying it so far.

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lilredheadangel
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So pretty! #signededition

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BookishGirl06
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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#aprilbookishmadness #flipthatbook read one girls story, then you flip it upside down to read the others story.

C.Perone Cool!! 4y
maich Wow awesome😍 4y
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DefyingGravityBooks
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Book Outlet haul! #bookoutlet #ya #youngadult

Reviewsbylola Nice!! 5y
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aevrabel
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I'm hooked. So much so that I have to run out to the library as soon as I'm done writing this to pick up #2.
I chose to read it in alternating chapters which was beautiful. I loved how they are seamlessly written so that they can be read as stand alone or alternating.
There were some predictable things, but honestly a lot of the time something new was revealed I was surprised too.
All in all a great read. Hoping #2 is just as good.

#replica

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TrishB
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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#replicas #nuyear
So I stole these off the internet! Not read them - any else read them?

rockpools Nope. But they're pretty! I'm drawing a complete blank here - maybe tea'll help... 5y
Cinfhen They are pretty.... @RachelO think cloning or art forgery 😘 5y
TrishB @Cinfhen great clues - wish I‘d have thought of them! (edited) 5y
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hyacinth I started some of the author's other book, not these. Though they're sooo pretty and I think I have a soft spot for duologies. 5y
HotTeaGoodBooks Just started them today. They‘ve been on my tbr for ages. Heard great things on booktube. 4y
TrishB @ddevalco look forward to your review! 4y
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Hannahjeangranger
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Starting this today, sounds super interesting and I‘m keen to see how the double sided stories works

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Lizabella28
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Latest kindle purchase 📖

Sha0102 Loved it's colores. Which model is it?? 🤗 5y
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BookishGirl06
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#novemberbythenumbers #two it has two different perspectives and it currently has two books in the series.

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BookishGirl06
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So littens, I will be starting this soon. Any suggestions if I should do Lyra or Gemma‘s story first?

TNbookworm Curious about this book! 5y
[DELETED] 206653737 Have not read but have heard about this curious book. 5y
RanaElizabeth If you wouldn't crack the spine doing this, I'd say flip it in the air like a coin and let fate decide for you. 5y
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Beachesnbooks I strongly recommend alternating perspectives every few chapters! It worked well for me that way 5y
Beachesnbooks I started with Gemma and it worked well 5y
BookishGirl06 @Beachesnbooks that actually sounds like a good idea, as long as it doesn‘t spoil the book in any way 5y
Beachesnbooks No the reveals pretty much happen at the same time in each narrative. If you read one then the other it actually might be less suspenseful 5y
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hazelaiden
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“A strange and baffling truth: that the people were supposed to know best can turn out to be like strangers, and that near strangers can feel so much like home.” Finished Replica and it totally gave me a Blade Runner feel. Yes, I geeked out a little. Definitely want to read Ringer next.

#bookworm #book #Replica #LaurenOliver

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TamDk
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Didn't really enjoy Lyra's side, couldn't get into Gemma's side

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hazelaiden
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I love #LaurenOliver so I‘m super excited to start this. 😆 #Replica #Kindle #ebook

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Roselyn_Reads
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Mini Book Outlet haul.

Cinfhen Joy🙌🏻💕 5y
MicheleinPhilly Chunksters! 5y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Interesting YA - somewhat predictable if you read a lot of YA, but compelling enough characters that I'm in for book 2.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Starting this one tonight - complete impulse grab at the library yesterday. I know this book had a lot of buzz last year, so typically I'm late to the party. Lots of other things I "should" be reading right now, but a little spur-of-the-moment is good for the soul.

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mbaldini
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Book + food + coffee = great morning!

Mommamanzi Perfection! 5y
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