"A chilling tale of nature vs. nurture, the power of trusting, and the belief in the transformative power of kindness to change who we are. The underlying theme that we can choose to be whoever we want to be, despite what we've been taught, screams from the pages of Copied. I highly recommend this clean, intriguing novel--don't miss it." -Cindy M. Hogan, author of the Watched trilogy Adopted off the black market, Alexander Mitchell, has no idea his DNA is copyrighted and property of military weapons giant Texacom Defense. Nor that his DNA is being used to develop an army of clones. When the company discovers he was not properly disposed of 17 years ago, they send an assassin copy, BETA23, to terminate Xan and cover it up. After narrowly escaping with his life, Xan teams up with Lacey, a genetically engineered genius, to capture BETA23. Lacey, who can't resist the prospects of a science project this huge, is determined to see the good in their prisoner - his intelligence may help keep the company off Xan's back... forever. But Xan's not sure if he can trust the darker version of himself, not when it means gambling with the lives of his family - and the possibility of losing Lacey.
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Not too shabby for a debut novel.
Especially by an author who was diagnosed with learning disabilities as a child. In Anderson's case, reading and writing were very difficult for her.
I'm always especially impressed by people... ...more
What happened the first time I read the book
This is a book about Nature versus Nurture and many other seintifics dilemas, e.g; Does a genetically engineered person have a soul? a personality? a will of his own? What about clone? Does... ...more
Coming at this as someone who enjoys writing as a hobby, I always find it a little difficult reviewing someone else's work. One some level, I have tremendous amounts of respect for anyone who can fashion together... ...more
What an intense read! Here I am, thinking I am reading the run of the mill YA novel about a teenage boy, going about his life. Then BAM! I'm hit in the face with what is really going on. Xan is just the run of the mill teenager, doing what most boys his... ...more
COPIED rather unfortunately lives up to its title. It’s not plagiarized, but it’s hardly original either. The writing is very exposition-heavy, but what made it hard for me to continue reading was that everything happens so fast – there’s no time to set... ...more