The Duplicate

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Penguin Group USA, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 154 pages
24 Reviews
When David finds a mysterious machine that can copy living things, he thinks his problems are over. Now he can be in two places at once: at his grandmother's and out on a date. While the other David is in school, the real one can spend the day at the beach. The possibilities are endless. And they turn terrifying. David's duplicate has a mind, ideas, and desires of his own--and one of them is to see the real David dead.

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User Review  - Lina8c - Goodreads

This was a creepy book! David manages to create a duplicate of himself who in turn tries to kill him? Yikes. I enjoyed the ending, thinking it was good the way the book turned out. A little sad though. I can't say much more...too much plot to potentially give away!!! Read full review

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User Review  - Diana Welsch - Goodreads

William Sleator is great, but The Duplicate tells a tale as old as time. Pretty much every story about having an exact double of yourself ends up with them being crazy and causing all kind of problems ... Read full review

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William Sleator was born on February 13, 1945 in Harve de Grace, Maryland. In 1967, he received a BA in English from Harvard University. He mainly wrote science fiction novels for young adults. His first novel, Blackbriar, was published in 1972. He wrote more than 30 books including House of Stairs, Interstellar Pig, The Green Futures of Tycho, Strange Attractors, The Spirit House, The Boy Who Couldn't Die, and The Phantom Limb. His picture book, The Angry Moon, won a Caldecott Award in 1971. He died on August 3, 2011 at the age of 66.

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