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I DIED. For forty-two seconds I died.

They were operating on me—why isn’t important anymore—and it was a simple surgery, everyone said so. My dad didn’t even take off work.

Breathing, breathing, not.

I can picture it. The “oh, no,” the scurrying around, the paddles on my chest, thwump. Clear! Thwump. Beep beep, beep beep, she’s back.

Everything back to normal.

THEY DON'T K
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by Ryer Publishing (first published March 7th 2012)
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Adrienne
Cara, second most popular girl at school, super athlete, hottie Alex's girlfriend, dies--for 42 seconds--during a routine operation. In the time that she's dead, her entire world changes, as she comes face to face with an afterlife of sorts and realizes that she needs to make some changes in her life, once she returns to the living. What she doesn't know is why David's face pops into her head--or how she's going to get him to spend even a few minutes talking to her, given what she and her friend ...more
Juli
Mar 29, 2013 Juli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Amazing book. It's a plausible story about very hard to imagine things, and makes you question your purpose in life, how the things in your life connect, and what happens before and after life. Surprisingly complex with intense character development, especially for a YA novel.
Renae
Dec 18, 2012 Renae rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, first-reads
I really enjoyed this book, and I found myself continuing to read it although I wasn't drawn-in by some of the ideas it contained. It's well written and very easy read in a couple sittings.

Robin Brande does a fantastic job making you dislike, and at the same time like the main character, Cara. There are points where the voice of the narrator is off-putting, but Cara's voice is consistent and maintains a nice flow. You start to see Cara's character change in small increments as the book goes alon
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Carly
Jul 06, 2012 Carly added it
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Another great novel by Robin Brande. Although Cara is, at times, difficult to like, she is entirely believable as a typically self-absorbed teenager discovering what kind of person she wants to be. In fact, there are no "perfect people" in this novel, which is one of the things I loved most about it - each character is layered, multi-dimensional, and unidealized. "Replay" embodies everything I've come to expect from Brande's novels (true-to-life characters, spot-on dialogue, and thought-provokin ...more
Pauline Tilbe
Mar 13, 2012 Pauline Tilbe rated it it was amazing
Oh, this is another winner for Robin Brande.
Cara is a 16 year old athlete and one of the most popular girls in school. Her near death experience makes her start to question her actions, her friends and her past. This story is engaging and so well written that at times I didn't even like Cara...or more that I didn't like her behavior, I guess.
This book is great for teens, to help them understand how their actions affect others, to see that things are not always as they seem and to let them know i
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Hallie
I really wanted to like this so much more than I ended up doing, in part because a YA novel with a teen who's had a near-death experience could be awesome. (No doubt influenced at least in part by how much I loved PASSAGE, flaws and all) But this just wasn't for me, mostly because I just didn't get on at all with the reincarnation stuff. Also Cara was *meant* to be unlikeable, but her lack of sensitivity - and her flat-out dishonesty - went on far too long. As a side note, I was quite amused by ...more
Kerri
May 28, 2012 Kerri rated it really liked it
I think I've found my new favorite author. I know this because I do not believe in reincarnation or souls traveling from one body to another blah blah blah. But I really liked this book. Brande has a way of making me get completely involved in the lives of her characters. They are very real and worthy of respect. I loved the way she brought in a complete skeptic to the world of reincarnation in the character of David. It gave my thoughts about the whole thing a voice in the story. She might just ...more
Amanda
Oct 14, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Cara is a 16 year old popular athlete who dies during knee surgery for 42 seconds. When she awakens, she knows that she has to make changes in her life. But what needs to be changed? Throughout the book, I really didn't like Cara. She was so self-absorbed that I got frustrated with her. Overall, it is a good book though. This is one I will request our library to purchase for our YA collection.
Wendy Hines
Jul 01, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
I thought the take on reincarnation was very unique but I didn't connect with Cara at all. In fact, I really didn't like any of the characters. Maybe I'm too old, but I found most of them shallow. I did enjoy the premise though and would try another book by this author.
Sarah
Jul 11, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, supernatural
Without giving away too many spoilers, in Replay we follow the story of Cara Campbell, whose life irrevocably changes after she recovers from a near-death experience during surgery. Review on Finding Wonderland: http://writingya.blogspot.com/2012/07...
Crystal
Mar 29, 2012 Crystal rated it it was amazing
I love Robin Brande, and her books are always GREAT. This book is as awesome as her others.
Tanita S.
This is the most unusual book I think I've read this year. Brilliantly thought out.
Michelle
May 19, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book so, so very much. It is thought-provoking and beautiful.
Madison Salem
A different writing style than the other books of her I've read.
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Award-winning author Robin Brande is a former trial attorney, entrepreneur, black belt in martial arts, Girl Scout leader, community college instructor, yoga instructor, outdoor adventurer, and certified wilderness medic. Her novels have been named Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. She was selected as the Judy Goddard/Libraries Ltd. Arizona Young Adult Author of th ...more
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