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Ringer (Replica)

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Ringer (Replica)

RINGER by Lauren Oliver is the second book in a two-book series. The first book, REPLICA, is about a girl named Gemma who has always felt like an outcast, she’s been in and out of hospitals her whole life. When one day she is almost kidnapped by a stranger, she starts to question things and why she is hearing so much about Haven Institute. Wanting answers she goes to Florida and finds things out she never expected. And then there is Lyra, the other main character. Lyra is imprisoned in the Haven Institute. When there is an attack on the institute, Lyra and a boy known as 72 escape and they meet a stranger named Gemma. The summary of the book was so intriguing that I needed to pick this book up and read it. If the summary did not draw you in then the writing will.

"The beginning of RINGER just draws you in from the first page. Lauren Oliver has just intriguing writing and it makes you attached to the characters right away."

Both the first and second book is from two points of views; Lyra and Gemma. On one side of the book there was Gemma's and then you could flip over the book and you could read Lyras. It was such a unique touch to these books. And I really enjoyed seeing both point of views. I read both books back to back which I would strongly recommend because it made the experience a million times better.

I love Pete, one of the main male characters. He really developed, especially in the second book. I cried because I was so attached to all the characters.

Gemma doesn’t know where she belongs in the first book and you really start to pity her. And I also really liked how you saw how Gemma reacted to things and then Lyra. I personally read Gemma’s side of the story first and then Lyra’s but you can really do it anyway. You can read a page of Gemma’s point of view and then Lyra’s etc.

The beginning of RINGER just draws you in from the first page. Lauren Oliver has just intriguing writing and it makes you attached to the characters right away. Both books just wrapped up so perfectly and I was content with the ending. I have never read anything by Lauren Oliver but I am definitely going to pick up more by her.

I recommend this to most ages. As a teenager I related to the book, Gemma goes to high school and she has a few friends but does not feel like she fits in and I sympathize and relate to her. It gave me a STRANGER THINGS vibe, probably because the second season came out while I was reading RINGER but it is science fiction and romance combined and I loved reading it. I have not been reading lately but this book made me want to read. I always put school work and other work off to read instead. There is really no reason to not pick this book up. Anyone who picked this book up would not regret it.

Reviewed by Abigail D., Teen Board Member on October 31, 2017

Ringer (Replica)
by Lauren Oliver