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Teen, 14 years old Written byGRACE_Bookworm June 16, 2013

Fantastic novel about a man-made girl

The characters are unique, the plot is riviting, the story is realistic. I love books in which the author is able to make something totally unheard of, such as man-made humans, sound incredibly believable and realistic. Mandanna was able to do just that in this book. The story was about a girl named Eva, a teen who has lived every moment of her life training to be someone else, or, more accuratly, training to step into the shoes of Amarra if she ever dies. Eva is an "echo"... a man-made human woven together by the weavers. She dreams of being herself and spending her days acting like a typical teen, but she knows her sole pupose is to replace Amarra if she ever needs replacing. When Amarra dies in a tragic motorcyle accident, Eva is forced to leave her guardians and the home she has grown to love, and to convince the world she is Amarra. She has been preparing for this all her life, but her new life is not as easy as she expected it to be. This book as an exciting page turner, filled with romance, determination, suspence, and the desire to think for oneself.
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Great role models
Parent Written byIhateclowns14 September 4, 2012


This was fantastic. It's a spectacular elegy to loss, and love - all kinds of love. The writing is beautiful, the characters are beyond amazing, and the concept is fascinating. It's impossible to truly judge anyone's actions in this book because it's all so believable, so realistic, so emotional. There's no true evil, no fiendish cartoon villain. And the good guys are flawed, real. I loved this. There is a little swearing that parents of younger children might want to be aware of (including one instance of the f--- word) and some moderate violence. There are some incredible role models and positive messages of equality, loyalty, love and courage.
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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing