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About the Book
by Lillian Clark
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 9th 2020
Have you ever wanted or needed to be in two places at once? Half Life has the solution for you! You just go in, get some tests done, and they’ll grow you a clone.
Lucille is uptight and academically driven and because she’s that way she often skips out on living life. When she realizes her best friend isn’t making her a priority anymore and she’s been wait listed for the program she’s worked so hard to get into she starts to feel the pressure of loneliness. To top it off her parents have just told her their getting a divorce. Then she receives an email with an offer she can’t refuse.
Lucy. Not Lucille. These are some of the first things Lucy realizes when she wakes up. She’s a carbon copy of Lucille but why does being called Lucille bother her so much? Lucy has been created using Lucille’s genetics and is her exact clone but as the story progresses she comes to realize that she may look and sound like Lucille but she has other ideas about how she wants to live her life.
I thought the concept of this book was really cool. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do all the things they want to without having to give everything up. I liked that Lucy and Lucille realize that even when there’s two of them it’s not perfect. Lucy doesn’t want to be told what to do and where to be all the time and Lucille realizes that it’s a lot more stressful worrying about getting caught than it would’ve been to have life be the same. I liked that each one of them still had their own identities and dreams in life. It was like Lucy had the qualities naturally that Lucille didn’t. They even fell for two different guys that fit each one of them individually.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and unique sci-fi contemporary.
About the Author
Win a copy of HALF LIFE and IMMORAL CODE by Lillian Clark (US Only)
Starts: June 9, 2020
Ends: June 23, 2020