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Subject: Help me ID this YA book about clones
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 8:26 PM ET
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This is an old book that I read as a kid in the 1980s or early 90s. It may have been written earlier than that, I did not pay much attention to the dates when I was reading at that age.

The book was about a young girl, teenage, in the future. It was a very regimented society where everyone was tracked as they moved from area to area in the city. One day, she was able to go to a different area and somehow it led to her discovery that she was one of a large number of clones of a famous scientist which were kept apart. She met another and they figured out what they were and the government wanted to destroy them all I think.

I remember loving this book but I cannot recall the title or author. Please help. Thanks.

Date Posted: 4/11/2011 7:20 PM ET
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"Replica" by Marilyn Kaye is a children's science fiction series about Amy Candler, a young teenager who discovers she is one of thirteen cloned girls who have been genetically modified to have superhuman abilities. She was created in the government-funded Project Crescent, and was kidnapped and adopted by one of the scientists after a change of heart. Throughout the series Amy struggles to live a normal life as the mysterious Organization tries to use her and the other Project Crescent clones to create a master race and take over the world. Amy also seeks to help the other clones in the project, and encounters a number of other children and teenagers with genetic modifications or supernatural powers.

Her pen name is: Shannon Blair

Could that be it?

Best of Luck,

PBaddiction

Information found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Kaye



Last Edited on: 4/11/11 7:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/12/2011 10:15 AM ET
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No, that is not it. The book  mean was a single book not a series and it was written in the 1980s or earlier (or maybe 1990/1991 at the latest).

The girl in the book was one of several clones who all lived with different families but were not to meet or know what they were but she discovered it through a glitch one day on the train system or something.

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 9:12 PM ET
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I recently read a two book series by Suzanne Wyen.  The first book was about a girl who had a barcode on her arm, but with further developments in the story line, there ended up being several girls who looked like one another from different areas of the world.

The Barcode Tattoo & Barcode Rebellion

 

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 9:31 PM ET
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nevermind the above post - sorry! I just read your publishing timeframe, so that cannot be it!