The Similars

The Similars

Book - 2019
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"When six clones join Emmaline's prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend's face each day in class"--
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781492665106
149266510X
Characteristics: 386 pages ;,22 cm.

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unevenpages
Mar 01, 2019

Okay, I advocate you: there are better ways to spend your time than reading this book. The Similars was a letdown in various ways, from a premise not fully explored to borderline bifurcation and genetic fallacies thrown at readers throughout the novel. The stereotypes were placid and predictable, the love story was entirely boring; the main character was a sappy, shallow figure and the heavily political influence was presented in a clouded, biased fasion.

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darladoodles
Dec 07, 2018

This is a fascinating concept. You go back to school for your junior year and there are six new students that are replicas of current students -- with the exception that one of the new kids looks just like your deceased best friend. I appreciated the exploration of life with clones, but the attempts to metaphorically link this to the immigration crisis did not work for me. I found the last 1/3 of the book was a bit disjointed and don't know if I would invest in further editions in this series. I just don't care enough about Emmaline and Levi after reading this first book.

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