Wednesday, October 28, 2009
As the final weeks of her first semester of senior year approach, Kate can't help but feel majorly overwhelmed. In between trying to write a kick-butt college essay, finishing all of her last-minute work, preparing for exams, and trying to hang out with her friends and boyfriend, she hardly has time to sleep. And matters just worsen when she wakes up one morning to find her easy-going and excitable clone, ready to embrace Kate's social life. With so much on her plate, will an extra Kate make for less work...or just more trouble?
Cherry Cheva's second novel is as funny and enjoyable as her first, and at the same time it tackles an issue that many teens face: overloading themselves with so much work, they lose sight of their priorities. In many ways, Kate is a smart character; she's intelligent, ambitious, and she pushes herself to do well. Her pitfall is that she pushes too hard, to the point where she doesn't know what she wants. Her computer clone Rina does an excellent job in bringing out the best and the worst in Kate, and ultimately shows her what's most important in life, and a series of misadventures that go hand in hand with having a double make for many laughs. DupliKate is a humorous, hip, and engaging read that is not only fun and entertaining, but has a great, empowering message as well.
Cover Comments: This is a cool, very appropriate cover. Anything with purple really catches my eye, and I like how the girls aren't completely identical. The computer animated one fits within the context of the story, and the girls look modern, which will attract an audience now, but I fear may date the book three-five years from now. Nonetheless, it's a great cover!