Author: Lauren Oliver
This was a refreshing read. Sci-fi and teenage romance, with a heavy dose of Floridian life, I loved the way that Oliver chose to write Replica. Oliver wrote the novel from two perspectives, Gemma and Lyra. Rather than writing the book as many authors do, by alternating narrators to tell the story as it progresses, Oliver wrote the same story twice. The reader was able to decide which perspective to read first. This freedom was liberating and fun! I read the book by alternating between each narrator and the chapters directly correlated. I had a lot of fun comparing the very different reactions to the same situation. This was an exciting read and I can't wait to see what happens in the second book.