Saturday, November 14, 2009

DupliKate by Cherry Cheva

Summary: (from

To Do List:

Ace SATs
Ace finals
Ace AP physics project
Avoid murdering lab partner
Submit Yale application
Resolve possibly evil twin situation
Due date: December 15th
Countdown: 11 days

By the time Kate Larson accidentally fell asleep at three a.m., she'd already done more work in one night than the average high school senior does in a week. Getting into Yale has been her dream for years—and being generally overworked and totally under-rested is the price of admission. But when she opens her eyes the next day, she comes face-to-face with, well, her face—which is attached to her body, which is standing across the room. Wait, what?

Meet Kate's computer-generated twin. Kate doesn't know why she's here or how to put her back where she belongs, but she's real. And she's the last thing Kate has time to deal with right now. Unless . . .

Could having a double be the answer to Kate's prayers? After all, two Kates can do more work than one. Or will keeping her twin a secret turn her dream future into a living nightmare?


Originality: 20/20
Characters: 14/15
Writing: 10/10
Plot: 9/10
Ending: 10/10
Entertainment: 10/10
Cover: 8/10
Recommendation: 10/10

Total: 96/100 = A


I LOVED this book. It was very easy to get into. You just start reading and all of the sudden you're sucked into Kate's problems and her life. She's a very relatable character, even if you aren't an overachiever like she is. Even though this most likely won't happen to you, Cheva writes the book like it could happen. It's just so realistic.

From reading the summary of this book, it may just sound like one of those books that have no meaning. But underneath the main plot focus, Kate's problem with her cyber-twin, there's this underlying plot about how maybe Kate's goals aren't want she really wants. This underlying plot really adds weight to the overall book, and it's just one of the things that makes this book more than just a book that has no meaning to it.

If I had to say one bad thing about t his book, it would be about the cover. The whole idea isn't TOO bad, but for some reason i just don't like it. I think the creators could've done something else with it to make it better. I feel that in just a few years it will be outdated, which is too bad, because the book is wonderful.



Sandy said...

DupliKate sounds great! (oh look I rhymed xD) Thanks for the review! :)

Bookworm said...

Oooh I can't wait to pick up my copy now, it looks so cute, and I adore that Warhol-esque cover! (:

Heather Zundel said...

So are they twins (like they have their own personalities) or is she a real duplicate? Sounds interesting!