Friday, August 21, 2009
DupliKate by Cherry Cheva
Reviewed for the 1 ARC Tour.
Release Date: September 29, 2009 from HarperTeen
Getting into Yale has been Kate Larson’s dream for years—and being overworked and under-rested is the price of admission. But when she opens her eyes after falling asleep on her keyboard one night, she comes face-to-face with, well, herself.
Meet Kate’s computer-generated twin. Kate doesn’t know why she’s here or how to put her back where she belongs, but she’s real. And she’s the last thing Kate has time to deal with right now. Unless. . .could having a double be the answer to Kate’s prayers?
I'm so glad I got a chance to read this one as part of the 1 ARC Tour. It was just what I needed at this stressful time in my life. It was a quick, fun, easy read that reminded me to take time in the middle of the madness to enjoy life for awhile.
Kate is way overstressed. She's so busy planning for her future that she's completely missing out on the little joys of high school. So when Rina, Kate's SimuLife double, appears out her computer-generated world, Kate finds it easy to let her take some of the pressure off. But when Rina starts making her own demands, Kate has to find a way to take control once again.
I've played a lot of The Sims in my life and the thought of one of my simulated friends coming to life is pretty darned cool. Freaky?! Yes, but cool. I really liked the character of Kate. I knew people like her in high school and this was like taking a trip back in time for me.
This book is just a wonderful reminder not to let the pressures of one's future ruin the joys of the present moment. We need to take time to stop, breath, and just enjoy life, especially in high school. I know it's important to get into a good school, but not at the cost of your sanity. In the end, happiness is more important.
I haven't read She's So Money, but now I totally want to, and I'm anxiously awaiting anything Cheva writes from now on. I'm a fan!!