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Hollowgirl
     

Hollowgirl

by Sean Williams
 

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The mind-bending conclusion to the Twinmaker series, perfect for fans of the Uglies series, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams.

Clair's world has been destroyed—again. The only remaining hope of saving her friends is for her and Q to enter the Yard, the digital world of Ant Wallace's creation. The rules there are the same as

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The mind-bending conclusion to the Twinmaker series, perfect for fans of the Uglies series, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sean Williams.

Clair's world has been destroyed—again. The only remaining hope of saving her friends is for her and Q to enter the Yard, the digital world of Ant Wallace's creation. The rules there are the same as those of the real world: Water is real; fire is real; death is real. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills, and their very existence causes cracks that steadily widen.

Getting inside is the easy part. Once there, she has to earn the trust of her friends, including the girl who started it all—her best friend, Libby. Together they must fight their way through the digital and political minefield in the hope of saving the world once and for all. And this time Clair has to get it right . . . or lose everything.

Editorial Reviews

Garth Nix
Praise for TWINMAKER: “TWINMAKER asks smart questions without easy answers, and presents a future so simultaneously wonderful and terrible you can only believe in it. A thrilling, existential head trip worthy of my favorite anime, I couldn’t stop reading this book. More importantly, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.”
Scott Westerfeld
Praise for TWINMAKER: “A mind-blowing adventure about what it means to be human, and what it means to find ourselves.”
Booklist
Praise for CRASHLAND: “[A] thrilling futuristic follow-up to Twinmaker”
The Horn Book
Praise for TWINMAKER: “Compelling...handily juggles ethical debates, swift action, and a well-developed setting.”
Booklist (starred review)
Praise for TWINMAKER: “In the masterful hands of Williams, the technology, which has eerie parallels to contemporary life, provides a solid platform for great storytelling, and teens will revel in the drama, Clair’s tenacity, and the memorable characters who discover that their utopia isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
Alison Goodman
Praise for TWINMAKER: “TWINMAKER took my breath away. A triumph of thrilling action and vivid imagination.”
Locus
“A great action packed adventure...about how we live today, and where it might be leading us to for tomorrow”
Kirkus Reviews
2015-08-12
The conclusion of the teleportation-based science-fiction Twinmaker trilogy. Starting immediately where Crashland (2014) left off, this novel tosses readers right into the complicated, character-dense plot with little in the way of recap. Following the d-mat attack that obliterated all d-mat-replicated material as well as nearly everyone who traveled through it, Clair and Q have successfully uploaded themselves into the Yard, which is the backup server of villainous Ant Wallace. The Yard is a virtual world mimicking the real one and populated by people whose patterns Wallace has used (such as dupes) or people he deems important (such as powerful politicians or people he's used as leverage against his enemies). Clair immediately encounters new versions of herself and friends, replicated from the very beginning of Twinmaker (2013). But having two Clairs destabilizes the Yard, causing glitches—and the glitches are exploitable by the heroes as they flee from Wallace and other enemies. Meanwhile, outside of the Yard, the devastated Earth has some survivors—mainly, Abstainers and the few who were in protected locations, among them Clair and Q (in a borrowed body). Both in and outside of the Yard, unlikely alliances form for the battle over what humanity does next. At times the pacing is repetitive, but the characters charm. The final act is packed with surprises that make perfect sense in retrospect. A philosophical marathon. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062203274
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/03/2015
Series:
Twinmaker Series , #3
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
823,272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Williams is a #1 New York Times bestselling writer for adults and the author of Twinmaker and Crashland, as well as coauthor of the Troubletwisters series with Garth Nix. As a resident of South Australia—which he reports is a lovely place a long way away from the rest of the world—Sean has often dreamed of stepping into a booth and being somewhere else, instantly. This has led to a fascination with the social, psychological, and moral implications of such technology. When not pondering such weighty matters, Sean can generally be found eating chocolate (actually, he eats chocolate when pondering these matters, too).

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