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In Search of Andy (Replica #12)

In Search of Andy (Replica #12)

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by Marilyn Kaye

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Amy is off to Paris--the City of Light! She can't wait to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, to walk along the River Seine, and to see the glass pyramids outside the Louvre museum. But there's one sight she wasn't counting on. Andy!

Amy fell for Andy last summer and was shocked to learn that he, too, was a clone. When Andy disappeared, Amy didn't know what to


Amy is off to Paris--the City of Light! She can't wait to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, to walk along the River Seine, and to see the glass pyramids outside the Louvre museum. But there's one sight she wasn't counting on. Andy!

Amy fell for Andy last summer and was shocked to learn that he, too, was a clone. When Andy disappeared, Amy didn't know what to believe about him. Now she spots him at a café. Or thinks she does. . . . Is Andy really in Paris? Is it the same Andy? Is it one of his supposed clones? One thing's for sure: If Andy's around, danger isn't far behind. Amy couldn't trust Andy a year ago, but all she knows now is that she has to find him no matter what!

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one Go! Go! Go!"           Amy Candler shrieked along with the rest of the girls on her team as the relay runner carrying the baton raced toward her. The runner on the other team had just passed the baton to the last girl in their lane. "Come on, Carrie!" Amy yelled. P.E. was almost over, and this was the final event in a series of competitions held that day. Amy's side was ahead, but the other team would be tied if it won the relay race. As the fi- nal runner on her team, Amy stood poised to snatch the baton as soon as Carrie came within snatching  distance. Finally the girl reached her. Amy could hear her teammates screaming, "Go, Amy!" as she took off. Without much effort, she caught up to her opponent and passed her. It looked like Amy was going to cruise to the finish line, but as soon as she caught a flash of the gym teacher's startled expression, Amy knew she was running way too fast. Faster than any normal twelve-year-old girl. Immediately she slowed down and hoped the teacher would just think her eyes had been playing tricks on her. But Amy didn't calculate her change of pace well, and now the girl from the opposing team was passing her. Amy tried to adjust her speed so she could move ahead again, but as she tried to figure out exactly how fast she should run, the other girl reached the finish line. Of course, Amy's teammates didn't blame Carrie, who had slowed them down in the first place, for their loss. "Good going, Amy," someone mumbled sarcastically, and she didn't miss the dirty looks a couple of others shot her. Amy's shoulders slumped and she ducked her head as the class straggled back to the locker room. She knew that by the time they'd showered and dressed, everyone would have forgotten that she'd been the last runner on the losing team. Still, she felt crummy. Lately it seemed like this kind of thing was always happening to her. She'd be all set to do her best, which was always better than anyone else could achieve, when she'd hear her mother's voice, way in the back of her mind, warning her. Don't show off, Amy. It's too dangerous. You can't let anyone see what you're capable of doing. You must not let anyone know what you are. Just be average. She'd heard those words a zillion times, and she knew her mother was right. But it wasn't easy to be average. Just that morning, in algebra, the teacher had scrawled a problem on the board and asked for a volunteer to solve it. Amy's hand had shot up automatically--until she remembered that she'd solved the previous problem. It was too late. The teacher had seen her hand and called on her. Amy fumbled and stuttered and blurted out an answer so unbelievably wrong that the teacher was appalled and one classmate laughed out loud. "It's so embarrassing," Amy complained to her best friend, Tasha Morgan, as they walked home from school that afternoon. "It's hard being ordinary. When I try not to be the best, I end up being the worst." Tasha wasn't terribly sympathetic. "Am I supposed to feel sorry for you because you're not ordinary?" "I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me!" "Sure you are. You're complaining because you're perfect. How do you think that makes me feel?" Amy was utterly bewildered. "Tasha, what are you talking about?" "You are intellectually and physically superior to me, and you're still not happy with yourself. So that means I should feel even worse about me." Amy groaned. She knew where this was coming from. "Tasha, have you been reading that stupid self-help book again?" "It's not stupid," Tasha answered. "And don't belittle my efforts." "Huh?" Tasha reached into her bag and pulled out How to Be Your Own Goddess. Opening it, she read aloud. " 'As you move forward toward the goal of worshipping your inner self, there will be people who will mock and belittle your efforts to realize the goddess that dwells within you. Until you have reached your goal, avoid these people. Do not permit them to assert or impose their attitudes. They are not superior to you.' " "Tasha! I've never said I was superior to you!" "I know," Tasha acknowledged. "But you are. I'm an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. You're a genetically engineered clone. You're stronger than I am, you're quicker than I am, you're better than me in every possible way." "That's not my fault," Amy said. "There's nothing  I can do about it. It's the way I was born. If you can  call getting cooked up in a laboratory being born," she added. "It doesn't matter," Tasha said. "Whether you mean to or not, you make me feel inferior." "Oh, that's silly." Tasha glanced at her. "See? Now you say I'm silly for having feelings." "Don't be stupid." "And now you're calling me stupid," Tasha said sadly. "Amy, I don't think we should spend so much time  together." "What?" "According to this book, I need to separate my- self from friends who make me feel . . . well, not like a goddess." Amy couldn't believe what she was hearing. "So you're saying we're not best friends anymore?" "Oh, no, it's nothing like that," Tasha quickly assured her. "We just need to take a break. I need some time to gather my inner resources and acknowledge myself as the goddess that I am." Personally, Amy thought this whole business sounded like utter nonsense, but she held her tongue. "For how long?" "I'm not sure. A week, maybe two." "We're not going to speak to each other for two weeks?" Tasha checked the instructions in her book. "We can speak," she said finally. "We just can't hang out." "Starting when?" Amy wanted to know. They'd reached the block where they both lived. Tasha bit her lip. "Now?" She frowned. "See, there I go again, asking your permission. I have to take positive action. We start now." She stuck the book back in her bag and gave Amy a quick hug. "It's all for the best. We'll be even better friends, because I'll be feeling really good about myself. See ya!" She ran off toward her house. Amy stared after her and tried not to feel glum. She'd known Tasha for a long time; they'd been best friends forever, and she knew how Tasha could get caught up in one fad or another. She sincerely doubted this separation would last two weeks.

Meet the Author

Marilyn Kaye is an associate professor in the Division of Library and Information Science at St. John's University, New York City, and the author of many books for young people.

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In Search of Andy (Replica Series #12) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read all of the Replica books they where a blast. I love In Search of Andy and I also like Virtual Amy. I would like to speek to the author some time in my life. Christna age13
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really awesome. It captured my attention from the very beginning. It had juicy, cheesy desriptions with a twisted, triumpthing end that makes your heart feel all swollen and full. It made me smirk at the antagonists and kept me guessing at the suspense. My guesses were never right! It always surprised me. And it made me think long and hard afterward, sending a surge of exitement up my spine. It's a wonderful book, with an intelligent, spunky female charge. Three cheers for Amy! E-mail me if you want!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was terrfic. Amy goes 2 Paris with her mom and meets another one of her clones named Annie. She also meets up with Andy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved the book i just couldn't put idown it was just that good
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!! Amy's feelings towards the other clones change like almost every chapter. I could not put it down. And I got it at Barnes & Nobles. I read it in about two hours. I love the series and have been following it since the beginning. I can't wait to read the next ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is definatly one of my favorites. there are so many un-expected things, and i changed my mind about 7-8 times, i have never done that before while reading a book. if you like scary, romantic, science fiction, or teen books, this is defintaly the book for you. i also found it kind of funny that she went the paris, the place i have wanted to go for about 5 years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It is a book of great suspense and you will not want to put it down! I read it in 2 hours flat! I can't wait for #14(#13 is already out for those of you who don't know...)!!! READ THIS SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the Replica series! (How could anyone not????) This one is one of my favorites. It is so cool because you would never expect what happens in the ending. (I'm not going to tell because I don't want to ruin it for anyone!) But anyway, I give this book 5 STARS!! It is AwEsOmE!!! :-D :-D :-D
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this is one of the best replicas ever written
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was great just like all the other Replica books. I can't wait to read the next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I OWN the WHOLE replica series and In Search of Andy is good! As a matter of fact all of the books are good, especially #2. I have read all of them at least 5 times. #4 is my least favorite and that is superb so imagine what the rest are like!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I sooo cannot wait until I can get this one. The replica series is so cool and The suspense of waiting for the next book is excitment in it's own!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all the Replica but since this one has andy in it I beleive this one will be even more great. Now one reason andy is so different is because he is also a clone and of course Eric gets jealous!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best.I cannot wait toi read more, i have all of the books so far!!!!1
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the replica books so much. They're so suspenceful. I really liked Andy and I'm glad he's coming back
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cool! I loved Andy in Replica #6, and it is so cool that he is going to appear in #12! Replica is the coolest book series ever! Andy's in this book, so it will probably be really good. I recommend reading other replica books, if you have not. I give this title 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this will be an awesome book. We haven't heard much about Andy since 'And the two shall meet...' and I kinda liked Andy. He seemed nice! Go girl!