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Pursuing Amy (Replica, 2) [Paperback]

Marilyn Kaye
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Oct. 13 1998 Replica (Book 2)
Now that she's discovered the secret about her past, Amy Candler is trying to deal with the reality of who she is. Having an overprotective mother doesn't help. So Amy is thrilled when her mom is swept off her feet by a handsome man. But appearances can be deceiving. Amy starts getting bad vibes about her mother's inquisitive boyfriend. She starts fighting with Tasha, her best friend, who dismisses her worries. She starts meeting with the elusive Dr. Jaleski, who may be able to help her--but only by putting his own life in danger. She starts searching for other "perfect" girls just like her. This time it's up to Amy to protect herself--and those she loves--before it's too late.

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Grade 6-8-Amy Candler looks like any other 12-year-old girl, but her abilities are nothing short of extraordinary. Not only can she solve advanced math problems, but she can also sink a basketball through the net every time and land a triple toe loop on the ice rink. Amy is a clone, created in a lab, and only she and her adopted mother know the truth. The girl struggles to hide her background and talents because she believes there are evil individuals looking for her who want to create "a master race of superior people." Despite this, Amy lives like most other girls her age, hanging out with her best friend, becoming interested in boys, and watching movies. However, she has a hard time keeping her identity a secret and begins to wonder whom she can trust. This fast-paced mystery will keep even the most reluctant reader on edge. Amy and her friends talk and behave like real kids and it's nice to see a believable and warm mother-daughter relationship.
Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 6^-8. If you're looking for books guaranteed to hook hard-core nonreaders, just booktalk the first two titles in Kaye's irresistible Replica series and stand back. Kaye escalates the tension to fever pitch in Pursuing Amy, and readers will be lining up to reserve book three as soon as it's available. Amy's friend Tasha blames Amy's sudden moodiness on puberty. What she doesn't know is that puberty has caused radical changes in 12-year-old Amy, the seventh of 12 female clones produced in an ill-fated genetic engineering project. Almost overnight, Amy's intellectual, physical, and athletic capabilities have reached superhuman levels, and now Amy is being pursued by the treacherous organization that funded the cloning project. As Amy struggles to keep her secret, avoid capture, and learn more about herself and the other Amys, she risks her friendships and has repeated encounters with members of the organization who will murder anyone who stands in their way. A very good series that will also appeal to older reluctant readers. Chris Sherman

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4.0 out of 5 stars Pursuing Amy ! March 6 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I like the whole Replica series and I can't wait till Missing Pieces ,Return of the Perfet girls and Dreamcrusher to come out .In Pursuing Amy , Nancy Candler meets a man named Brad .As Nancy tells him about having a job in Washington D.C Amy gets worried . Has Nancy said too much ? Then later when Nancy ,Amy and Brad go on a picnic Brad gives Nancy poison ! Then MAy realizes that Brad is from the orginization .Mrs .Morgan then takes Eric ,Amy , and Tasha to a ballet ( Amy told Eric her secret earlier .)and at the ballet Amy spots an Amy named Annie Perault .Tasha sees Annie and then Amy is forced to tell her the big secret , that she is a clone .Later at the hospital when Amy is visiting Nancy , she sees Mr .Devon , a assistent principal and he says " enjoy the ballet Amy ?" and then Amy realizes that Mr . Devon wanted her to go to the ballet and see Annie .Mrs .Morgan had gotten the tickets in the mail and thought it was from a aunt who forgot to send a card .
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4.0 out of 5 stars They are after her..... April 8 2002
Format:Paperback
Replica,the new series from Marilyn Kaye.
Amy knows that she can't tell anyone her secret,but Amy really wants someone she can talk to about the clone thing,but Amy's mother,Nancy,says no.Its too dangerous,after Amys close encouter with the orginazation...
To help answer some of Amy's questions about being a clone,Nancy takes Amy to see an old friend,Dr.Jaleski,The manin charge of Project Cresent,The man who helped make Amy,and her 11 other clones...
But when Amy sneaks out with Erik to go back to visit Dr.Jaleski,something terrible happens,something that may cost someone their life...
And now Amy's secret isn't a secret anymore......
This is another great Replica,a wonderful addition to book one!I personally loved it!I think anyone will enjoy the tales of Amy #7,especially young girls....I personally loved it!
Hope this was helpful to You!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, Wonderful, WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! Oct. 20 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book (though not as good as the first one) was great. It had suspense, mystery, and even taught a few things about friendship, and what a powerful and special thing it is.
Tasha and Amy are having more and more aruguements lately, til they are no longer friends. Amy's archenemy seems to be stealing her crush, and Amy is tired of keeping her super secert. The only GOOD thing is her mother's new boyfriend, Brad. But don't believe all that you see........ I won't tell you how it ends, but it's got a great ending. This book was excellent. So far, Replica is a splendid series, and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest.
P.S BE SURE TO READ AMY #7 FIRST, OR THIS BOOK WON'T DO YOU A BIT OF GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHO CAN YOU TRUST??? April 24 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
NOW THAT SHE'S DISCOVERED THE SECRET OF HER PAST, AMY CANDLER IS TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE REALITY OF WHO SHE IS. AND NOT BEING ABLE TO TELL HER BEST FRIEND, TASHA MORGAN, IS EVEN HARDER. AMY FEELS TOTALLY ALONE. THE PRESSURE BULDS UNTIL.... AMY AND TASHA CAN'T STOP ARGUING-AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP SEEMS OVER. AMY MAKES CONTACT WITH ONE PERSON WHO UNDERSTANDS HER, BUT IT PUTS HIS LIFE IN DANGER. AMY IGNORES WARNINGS NOT TO BE "PERFECT" EVEN IN FRONT OF THE BOY SHE LIKES. THE ONLY GOOD THING IS THAT SHE REALLY LIKES HER MOMS NEW BOYFRIEND. BUT APPEARENCES CAN BE DEICEVING.. IT'S TIME FOR AMY TO PROTECT HESELF- ANDTHOSE SHE LOVES-BEFORE IT'S TO LATE!! I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR 5TH GRADE AND UP!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great , mind boggling Dec 30 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Now that Amy has descovered the secret of her past, AMy is trying to deal with the reality of who she is.Having an overprotective mother doesn't help. And not being able to tell her best friend tasha Morgan is even harder. Amy feels all alone until...........Amy and Tasha can't stop arguing_and their friendship seems over until she finds one person who understands her. But seeing him could put his life in danger.Amy ignores warnings not to be perfect, even in front of the boy she likes. The only good thing she really likes is her moms new boyfriend. But appearences can be deceiving......This time it is up to Amy to protect herself_And those she loves, Before it's too late. Try and read #3 ANother Amy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oooh! Mysterious! May 17 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The organization is out for Amy again! They still haven't given up on making a "master race"! Amy just found out what she really is; a clone! She tries not to tell her best friend or boyfriend what she knows about herself because it could put everyone in danger! She succedes until Amy and Eric are chased! Amy has to tell Eric the truth! Tasha, her best friend, is dissapointed that Amy told Eric, Tasha's brother, first! Will their friendship end? To top it all off, Amy's mother has a new boyfriend. What is he up to? Is he as good as he seems? You'll need to read this book to find out! It's great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book holds your attention June 13 2000
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
After reading the first book in the series, I thought that that is just what it is a serial with a cliffhanger on each end. Now I have changes my mind. This is a serialized novel. The endings are quasi-ending points in the on going saga in the life of Amy. The interaction with the characters and situations make this book work as a stand alone; however reading the first book gives you the back ground for this book. It took several chapters in James Michner's books before the action. The original book is kind of a setup. And this one holds your attention.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pursuing Me!
I loved this series so much, I even made up my own clone, Alexandra. When I read the first book, I fell in love with the series. Read more
Published on March 26 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series!!
I couldn't wait to read this after I read the first book in this series, "Amy, Number Seven" and I was no disappointed! Read more
Published on Aug. 4 2002 by "lil2crazy4friends"
5.0 out of 5 stars Lights,Camera, Lots of Action!!
This was a very interesting book filled with lots of action. Amy tells Eric and Tasha that she is a clone and she meets Dr. Jaleski for the first time. Read more
Published on July 21 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Lights,Camera, Lots of Action!!
This was a very interesting book filled with lots of action. Amy tells Eric and Tasha that she is a clone and she meets Dr. Jaleski for the first time. Read more
Published on July 21 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars :)
--Amy has a big decision to make as her best friend Tasha knows something is wrong with her. Amy has recently discovered that she is one of thirteen clones made by a project which... Read more
Published on Aug. 29 2001 by Marisa
5.0 out of 5 stars THE EXCITEMENT CONTINUES . . .
Nice job, Kaye! I was having my doubts that you'd be able to follow up a great book like AMY, NUMBER SEVEN, but you proved me wrong. This one was just as cool. Read more
Published on July 13 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is the most suspenseful book ive ever read!
Amy Candler is adjusting to finding out about herself. Keeping secrets from her best friends Tasha and Eric Morgan are killing her. Read more
Published on Jan. 5 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book is great! It has to be one of the best in the whole replica series!
Published on March 17 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good!
I looove the Replica books! This one, the second in its series, is just as good as all of the others that I've read. Amy, a clone, can't tell anyone what she is. Read more
Published on March 4 2000
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