Amy Number Seven (Replica #1) [NOOK Book]

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Twelve-year-old Amy Candler is perfect in every way.  She has superhuman powers: Amy can perform like an Olympic gymnast, she knows the answer to every question in her classes, and she can see and hear things from a distance out of range for a normal person.

But the one thing Amy cannot do is remember anything about her past.  All she knows is that she keeps having a recurring nightmare that seems almost too ...
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Amy Number Seven (Replica #1)

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Overview

Twelve-year-old Amy Candler is perfect in every way.  She has superhuman powers: Amy can perform like an Olympic gymnast, she knows the answer to every question in her classes, and she can see and hear things from a distance out of range for a normal person.

But the one thing Amy cannot do is remember anything about her past.  All she knows is that she keeps having a recurring nightmare that seems almost too real.  She has a birthmark she is certain wasn't there yesterday, a strange man is taking pictures of her, and she keeps getting anonymous warnings to keep her talents to herself.  Amy is in a race against time to piece together her identity before it is too late!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804150071
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2013
  • Series: Replica
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 318,762
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

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The director was handed a file.  He opened it, examined the few pages inside, and then closed it.  "Why are you showing me this? The project was terminated twelve years ago."

"It may be reopened."

"Why? All material was destroyed in the fire."

"There is evidence that something may have survived."

The director looked up with interest.  "Something? Or someone?"

"That is what we want you to find out."

The clicking was getting louder.  The photographer was right behind her.  Amy spun around.

"What are you doing?" she asked him.

"Taking pictures," the man said.  "I'm a photographer."

"Yeah, I know," Amy said.  "I saw you at the gym.  And at my school.  And--and in front of my house."

He didn't deny it.  "Like I said, I take pictures."

"But why are you taking pictures of me?"

Now his eyes shifted back and forth nervously.  "Look, little girl, I'm working.  I was hired to take pictures here."

"No, you weren't," Amy shot back.  "I just asked.  No photographer was hired for this party."

The man took a step backward.  Then, abruptly, he turned and started walking toward the exit.

"What's going on?" Eric asked in bewilderment.

"That man! He's been following me!"

"Hey, mister!" Eric called after the photographer.  "Wait!" The man started running.  Eric took off after him.

Amy tried to follow, but she couldn't run in the skates.  Frantically she tried to pull them off, but it was impossible--she had to undo the laces first.  Finally, with only her socks on, she ran out, with Tasha close behind.

They reached the street and saw Eric coming back toward them.  He had a camera in his hand.

"What happened?" Amy asked.

Eric was out of breath, but he was clearly proud of himself.  "I tackled him."

"So where is he?" Tasha asked.

"He got away.  But I got his camera! We can get the film developed and find out if he's really just taking pictures of you, Amy."

"Okay," Amy said.  "I'll go back and get my shoes.  And I need to get a Band Aid too."

"What for?" Tasha asked.

"My knee.  I fell and it's bleeding.  I can't run around with a T-shirt wrapped around my knee." She untied the T-shirt.

"It's not bleeding.  There's nothing there."

Amy looked down and caught her breath.  There was no blood on her knee.  There wasn't even a mark or a bruise.  The cut she'd received no more than ten minutes ago had completely healed.  Her head was spinning.  This wasn't natural; it wasn't normal!

In a daze, she went back to the ice rink and collected her shoes, and then she followed Eric and Tasha to a one-hour developer.  During the one-hour wait, they went into a fast-food place next door and got sodas.

"What I don't understand," Eric said, "is why a photographer would be after you.  You're not a celebrity.  And no offense, Amy, but it's not like you're tall enough to be a model."

"Maybe he's a talent scout for an ice-skating show," Tasha proposed.  "You were awfully good on the ice, Amy."

"I know," Amy said.  "And I've never ice-skated before in my life.  How did I know how to skate like that?"

Tasha shrugged.  "You could be a natural."

"No one's that natural.  All I did was watch those professional skaters, and suddenly I could do what they were doing.  Just like in gymnastics I was doing tricks I'd only seen on TV."

Eric was nodding.  "You're a pretty amazing athlete.  I remember that basket you made in the driveway.  And the way you can run."

"We make jokes about how well I see and hear," Amy went on, "but it's true, I see things and hear things that other people don't.  And at school, I read faster, I complete math problems faster .  .  ." She stopped herself and groaned.  "I sound awful, don't I? Really conceited."

"That's okay," Tasha comforted her.  "You're still my best friend, even if you are a superior human being."

Somehow Amy managed to look at Eric to see his reaction to her bragging.  He didn't appear to be particularly grossed out.  "You're different," he said.

"Yes," she said.  "I'm definitely different.  I'm never sick, I've never even had a cavity.  I think I'm more than different.  I'm--I'm not normal."

A dead silence followed this statement.  Neither of them made any attempt to deny it.

Eric looked at his watch.  "The pictures should be ready."

Back at the photo store, they were handed an envelope, which Amy tore open immediately.  Eric and Tasha gathered around her while she flipped through them rapidly.

They were all photos of Amy, all taken that week.  Amy at school, Amy in gymnastics.

"How did he get back into the gym?" Tasha wondered out loud.

Amy couldn't speak.  She was in shock, seeing herself coming out of her house, going into her house.  There was even a picture of her sitting in a classroom.  "How did he get that?" she asked.  "Nobody can get into school who doesn't belong there."

"Maybe he took them from outside, through a window, with a special lens," Eric suggested.

But there was another picture that shook Amy up even more.

"What's that?" Eric asked.

"Your birthmark," Tasha breathed.  The crescent moon was distinct and large.  "Why would he want a picture of that?"

Amy couldn't answer her.  It was another piece of the puzzle--and she had no idea where it fit.

There were no mysterious notes in her mailbox that day when she returned home.  But there was an envelope addressed to her, with a return address indicating that it came from an official department of the State of California.  She tore it open and read the official-looking, impersonal message quickly.

To Whom It May Concern:  Your request for a copy of the certificate of birth for:  Amy Candler  has been processed.  There is no record of this birth.  
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    cheery

    These Amy books are the best and theres always a surprise coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    An excellent kickoff for a great series!

    This is a great book! It's about a girl who finds out about her true past...the one that her so-called mother has been hiding for 12 years. If you plan on reading the Replica series, then you HAVE to read them in order, or it won't make any sense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    READ IN OREDER

    if you wanna read the replica series, u gotta read this book, no doubt.....this gives u all the start off info on amy......if neone wants spoilers or 411 on the series, u can email me....ive read the whole series.....if ur just begining to read this book, READ THEM IN ORDER dont skip any of them or else you'll miss the whole point....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1)

    This a awesome serie ever! I love reading it!! I JUST COULDN'T PUT MY BOOK DOWN!! At first, my freind told me how good the book was, but I didn't believe until I read it. It was sooo exciting!! After I read it, I was dying to get the next book!! I give it 4 THUMBS UP!! MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1)

    This a awesome serie ever! I love reading it!! I JUST COULDN'T PUT MY BOOK DOWN!! At first, my freind told me how good the book was, but I didn't believe until I read it. It was sooo exciting!! I give it 4 THUMBS UP!! MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2003

    Excellent book !!!

    Marilyn Kaye puts every little detail about Amy a thirteen year old girl. She is a clone,Amy number seven. There are nine clones exactly like her. Well, I don't want to tell you the whole story, but Replica is a very good series to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2002

    Great Book

    This book was amazing. It's basiclly about thsi girl named Amy who is in her early teens and she discovers that she is a clone created in a factory and that she has special powers. Once I read this book I had to read every book and I am glad I did. Each book is better then the

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2001

    E-mail Me

    This is a really good one in the Replica series. If you want to talk to somebody about them e-mail me at midnightstarhorn@hotmail.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2001

    Great Book

    This book was really good except that in the begining I got a little lost. It was really good when I found out what was going on though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2001

    Stunning!

    I couldn't put this book down! It made me want to read more and more of the series! When I picked it off the shelf, I thought it would be really dumb, but it was fantastic! A great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    'No one uses the word 'aweaome' any more,' says Amy, but this book really is AWESOME!

    Amy, a girl in her early teens, finds out that she is a clone, and that she has 12 other sisters, 11 of them supirior to any human being. At first, I thought that this series would be the worst one I have ever read, but I really got hooked. and I have read every single book that is out yet and I plan to read more, if Ms. Kaye keeps writing. She is very talented. I read the first one because it was cheaply priced; I got it for 1 dollar from the school book order. Then I begged my mom to take me to the bookstore to buy the rest of the books. I read at least three of them every day, memorizing my favorite lines, until the next book came out. This shows that this searies really is good. Not only are the stories good, but the covers are pretty good too. Whoever is the model on the covers is really pretty. Some of the things that happen to Amy in this book may seem a little wierd and may never happen, so beware these books are science fiction novels, but they are great to read! Thank-u buh-bye!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2001

    This book is the greatest!!!!

    This book is the best book in the world. At first I really didn't think i'd like it,and i didn't. I loved it!!I liked the part when Amy finds out what she is!!You rock Marilyn Kaye!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2001

    The Best Book Ever

    Amy is not average-at all, and slowly she is realizing this.She performs like an olympic gymnast, can see and hear from far distances,and is a top student in her class-and this all happens so suddenly.As well as these strange unnatural happenings other things are different.Like that cresent moon birhtmark that wasnt there before, her mother acting strange and a mysterios photographer taking pictures of her-everywhere. Finding a false birth certificate and an autobiography due for school, sets amy on a thrilling adventure to piece together her on identity.But is it always best to know the truth?.......... The best book in the series. I couldnt put it down!Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2001

    This book is really excellent

    These books are fabulous!!! I have read 1-15 and I plan to read the entire serious.I think the way Marilyn Kaye describes every thing is amazing.I think you should put a movie out on replica so other people could get into the stories!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    No need 4 headlines, here, the title says it all!!!!!

    Damn, this book is outrageous! I think she deserves what she get instead of her snobbish enemy. She is da bomb and Marilyn Kaye is the best......!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2000

    My favorite book ever!

    I read Amy, number seven in a day and it's 202 pages long! I read it all in a day because it was so interesting and I couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2000

    It's so cool!

    I love The replica series. I've read them up to Number 11 which was Lucky thirteen but i dont know if In search of Andy is out yet! i really want to read it.These books are great!They are very interesting and keep you attached. Once u open them them u can't put them down!they're irresistable!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2000

    AMAZING!!

    i was shopping in Shaws, and my grandmother, who knows i love to read, shows me this book, amy number 7. She said because it was 99 cents she'd buy it for me. Usually cheap books are really not worth my time, but i decide to give this one a shot. as soon as i started reading about amy lying in a glass cage, and fire surrounding her, i was drawn into her world. I remember occasionally looking up from the book in bewilderment thinking things like,' How on earth could the hospital amy was born in, been established 2 years after her birth?', and,' Why is her mom being so wierd about everything? I really sincerely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get interested in something that is not only educational, but deeply engrossing!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2000

    Replica was great!

    I picked out Replica at Barnes and Noble, because I had extra money in my gift certificate. I didn't think it was going to be good, but when I finally sat down to read it, I couldn't put it down. It kept me guessing until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2000

    Irrisistable

    Amy,Number Sven is one of the most hard-to-put-down books I've ever read. It's very different from those books where it's boring in the beginning, then starts to get interesting. No. It's great and enjoyable from the first word to the very last. I'd recomend this book to anyone that likes mysterys/comedys. Read it! Read it! Read it! It's the best!

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