Happy Book Birthday to THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna!
No, I’m not quite back from my hiatus…but I signed up to spread the word on a fabulous book! I read THE LOST GIRL for Common Sense Media. All I can say is…WOW! If you are looking for a fun, suspenseful read…then check out this book! But you’ve been warned, it might bring tears to your eyes because it did to me!
Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.
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