YA book about clones, anyone?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by saiyagirl, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. saiyagirl

    saiyagirl New Member

    Feb 24, 2011
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    Any help in identifying the follow book would be much appreciated!

    I remember reading this at least 10-11 years ago, when I was a child, but the storyline has stuck with me.

    - It was fairly short, geared towards 12-14-year-olds

    - The whole plot revolved around a young girl who somehow discovers that she has inherited a fatal disease.

    What's more, she finds out that she's the last clone in a series of clones, and all the clones that came before her have had the same disease - a couple have already died from it, and she's in a race against time to find the cure before it kills her, too.

    - I think they were cloning her to try and weed the disease out, but it kept showing up.

    - The clones were named in alphabetical order. So their names began with A, B, C, etc. I think the 'D' clone was called...Danielle?
    And I think the main character was the 'E' clone.

    - The ending: They find a cure, but mysteriously, an 'F' clone shows up out of the blue, even though E was supposed to have been the last. Cliffhanger ending! (I never found out if there was a sequel or not)

    I may be off about which letter of the alphabet the main character is, but you get the idea.

    ...Does this ring a bell to anyone?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. lolrus

    lolrus Registered User

    May 19, 2008
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    Brings to mind "Where late the Sweet Birds Sing" by Kate Wilhelm, but it's 25-30 years ago I read it.