Bound To Stay Bound

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 Author: Patrick, Cat

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 298 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 703552 ISBN: 9780316219433
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Individuality -- Fiction
 Sisters -- Fiction
 Single-parent families -- Fiction
 Cloning -- Fiction
 Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Seventeen-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsy Best are clones, raised as identical triplets by their surrogate mother but living as her one daughter, Elizabeth, until their separate abilities and a romantic relationship force a change.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 162667

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/13)
   School Library Journal (07/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2013 Gr 8–10—Patrick delivers a far-fetched notion in a seamlessly palatable way. Lizzie is a clone-she and her two sisters divide the day and live as if they were one girl named Elizabeth. Their doctor mother was a genetics scientist at a lab secretly working on human-cloning research, and for moral reasons, she decided to steal the babies. In Florida, the girls were being reared as triplets when Mom suddenly uprooted them to California and created new identities for them. Lizzie, the narrator, is generally happy with her strange life until she falls for classmate Sean. Although they are nearly 17, the girls have never been able to risk dating. But Sean makes it impossible not to fall in love with him and doing so will destroy their carefully constructed lie. The implications of Lizzie and Sean's relationship lead to revelations, twists, and turns in this hard-to-put down, light sci-fi tale; the intensity builds and never lets up. Give this offering to Patrick's fans and chick-lit readers ready for something a little different.—Tara Kehoe, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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