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DupliKate

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  266 ratings  ·  42 reviews
To Do List:


Ace SATs


Ace finals


Ace AP physics project


Avoid murdering lab partner


Submit Yale application


Resolve possibly evil twin situation
Due date: December 15th
Countdown: 11 days

By the time Kate Larson accidentally fell asleep at three a.m., she'd already done more work in one night than the average high school senior does in a week. Getting into Yale has been her dream f
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ebook, 256 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published September 16th 2009)
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Kristi
DupliKate is a light, funny and entertaining read!

Kate reminds me a lot of myself.... overloading ourselves with work and getting caught up in it! I have my own similar to do lists... Although mine don't have so much to do with schoolwork and college applications, but more along the lines of blogging and life! But I think any teen in high school will easily relate to Kate! Especially those working toward their college goals.

I was surprised by the plot. I wasn't where Cheva was going to go with i
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Shannon
Confusing at some parts but overall, very well written.
Katie
Well what can I say about Duplikate? It's hard to find words to describe such a great book. It was so funny but more than that, it was real. Having just recently graduated from high school I could really picture everything Kate was going through and totally relate to it.

Kate's social life is pretty much nonexistent with applications and extracurricular activities. She almost never gets to see her boyfriend or her friend. Add to that a huge science project for her final with a slacker for a partn
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The Bookologist
To Do List:

* Ace SATs
* Ace finals
* Ace AP physics project
* Avoid murdering lab partner
* Submit Yale application
* Resolve possibly evil twin situation

Due date: December 15th
Countdown: 11 days

By the time Kate Larson accidentally fell asleep at three a.m., she'd already done more work in one night than the average high school senior does in a week. Getting into Yale has been her dream for years—and being generally overworked and totally under-rested is the price of admission. But when she op
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Natalia
In this hillarous book of a girl whose Simu-Life character comes to life, I learn that everyone should give themselves a break once in a while. Kate is a high school senior, who is desperate to go to Yale with her boyfriend Paul. She believed that overworking and under resting
was the measures she needed to get into her dream school. Shes always been a 4.0 GPA student, but when it comes to writing her personal essay, she hits writers block and has no idea what to write. When her computer freezes
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Lauren
Duplikate was a funny and cute book that I adored!

The concept of having computer-generated twin was an interesting topic that I don't think I've seen before in a book. Even though it was unique, it still kind of scared me. Since, I kept thinking about the possibility of this occurring in real life. I mean with technology getting more advanced every day, this could possibly occur in the future. But even with saying that I still loved how Rina and Kate kind of became "sisters" from this ordeal bec
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Stephanie
Cherry Cheva brings another outrageously adorable and hilarious novel to our hands. I just love her sense of humor and her writing style. I've enjoyed each and every single one of her books that she has written because they're all so deliciously romantic yet bittersweet at the same time. My favorite type of romance. :)

DupliKate is a very unique topic about computer generated twins. In a way, this particular subject frightened me because of how it might come true one day. However, DupliKate made
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Liviania
I bought SHE'S SO MONEY, Cherry Cheva's YA debut, with my own money. (Full disclosure: it was actually a gift card from my former roommate, but that makes the sentence less snappy.) It was well worth it - funny and romantic. And I luckily finished it a mere two minutes before it was my turn to drive. So I was quite happy when I opened a mysterious package that included DUPLIKATE (along with Never Cry Werewolf and two other books that I shall review later). So happy that it was the first novel I ...more
Anna
I LOVED this book. It was very easy to get into. You just start reading and all of the sudden you're sucked into Kate's problems and her life. She's a very relatable character, even if you aren't an overachiever like she is. Even though this most likely won't happen to you, Cheva writes the book like it could happen. It's just so realistic.

From reading the summary of this book, it may just sound like one of those books that have no meaning. But underneath the main plot focus, Kate's problem with
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Amanda
This was a fun, easy read after all the intenseness of The Death Cure. (Although it did get me a little worried for my own future.) Kate is an average senior in high school just trying to get through each day. Or should I say above average? She's number 3 in her class, makes straight A's, and has a dream to go to Yale with her boyfriend Paul. It's almost finals week, and she's stressing like crazy in order to get everything done. Mostly, though, it's her Yale college essay. Kate cannot for the l ...more
Aileen
Duplikate started off strong and stayed that way till the end. Kate and Rina, Kate's Simulife computer generated twin, comes to life, litterally. It was definitely a concept I hadn't read about before, which made me really love it. Kate is swamped with work, since she is trying to get into Yale to be with her boyfriend of three years. At first she just has Rina sit in the house, and BLOWS UP when she finds that she has gone out, to the MALL, and has been spotted!! So Kate lets Rina roam around t ...more
Kelsey
After reading Cherry Cheva’s debut novel, She’s So Money, and really enjoying it, I was looking forward to reading DupliKate. I was definitely not disappointed. It was funny and well written with a likable main character that many people could relate to. The plot was original and it really showed how Kate changed over the course of the story. She learned a lot about both herself and her future. Cheva was able to correctly describe a lot of the stress and work of high school, but Kate was definit ...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: I didn't know what to expect starting this. I didn't know it I would like it or not. I mean, come on, face it, you don't see too many books with this plot! I liked it a lot more than Cherry's previous book, She's So Money. We are introduced to Kate who is an achievement-a-holic. She feels like she has to do everything perfect to get into the same college as her boyfriend, an IVY league school. She has a popular smart boyfriend named Paul. She never has any free time therefore she ne ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Kate Larson is busy enough for at least two people. She's on the fast track to get into Yale, but she has to work twice as hard as her boyfriend, Paul, to guarantee her entry. Paul is a legacy and the top of their high school class, so he's a shoe-in. But according to Kate's research, Yale has only ever admitted two people from her high school in any one year. There are other students with just as decent grades as Kate, and she HAS to get in. She and Paul h
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Bookworm007
Cool idea, hilarious situations, funny dialogue.

Eh, 3.5 stars.

BUT I'd like to point out a couple things:

The author used one too many profanity and frankly, it ruined the flow of the writing. "Hell" and "female dog" were overused to the point of annoying.

And where the heck was Kate's dad? Not a SINGLE sentence mentioned him so I presumed he and Kate's mom divorced. Honestly, ya couldn't have said something like, "As for my dad? He and my mom divorced so I've never seen him since." ??? But yeah, I
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Trisha W.
his book started off with, Kate and how determined she is to do well. She wants to go to Yale to be with her boyfriend, Paul. She has great grades but doesn't take the time to have fun.
Then one morning she wakes up to find another one of herself in her room, her computer look alike, Rina. But Rina doesn't turn out to be what you think she will, and wants to ruin Kate's life so she can take it over.
I really liked Kate's relationship with Jake in this book. They used to be friends but then Kate ch
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Dharanitha Karnam
I love Cherry Cheva's witty writing. It's full of sarcasm and just pure fun. Very relatable as well since it's all about a college bound student who wants to go to Yale, yet spreads herself too thin. A computerized twin appears and further complicates her stressful life. I loved the dialogue between the characters, I felt like this book is one of those books that you can pick on a rainy day, and will make you LOL.
Andrea
I really enjoyed this book. It was definitely a new story line for me to read. It totally brought back memories of my senior year of high school and trying to cram everything in so I could get into the school of my dreams.


I really liked all of the characters. I could identify with Kate--being stressed out and trying to balance a social and academic life. And I enjoyed Rina, Kate's computer-generated twin. But I couldn't decide if I liked her or if I thought she was evil--a lot of the time I fel
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Sandra Lopez
If you just want a fast and enjoyable read, then this is the book for you!

The main character, Kate, was funny, witty, and smart. I totally felt what she felt when she was stessing over her school stuff, and I definitely felt angry when her clone, Rina, was making out with her boyfriend.

I would've liked it better if there was more suspense towards the end when Rina confesses to Kate that she's been trying to take over her life completely. I would've loved to have heard more of Rina's "evil" plo
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Luz
Dec 13, 2009 Luz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Luz by: No one
This book was pretty good. It's about a girl named Kate who is so stressed out because of Finals, SATs, College and her social life. One morning she suddenly wakes up to find a computer clone of herself in her room. At first she's so shocked and doesn't know what to do. Then she realizes that the only way to get past the week is using her clone...for good.

I read this book because i really loved reading Cherry Cheva's book She's So Money. I wasn't too disapppointed when i read this book. Kate see
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Angela
Loved the spunk . Def some lol moments. Couldn't put it down.
Jessica
Overachiever Kate Larson is doing everything right to get into Yale: extracurriculars, hardcore studying, great letters of rec. Unfortunately, her hard work starts to take a toll on her personal life, giving her little time for friends or her boyfriend. What's an overworked, stressed out girl to do? Enter Rina, a copy of Kate from a Sims like computer game. Armed with her new identical twin, Kate might finally be able to catch up with her life...as long as Rina doesn't steal it first.

Fun concept
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Kate
not done with my review yet..

The idea for DupliKate is a unique one. Kate is a realistic protagonist; she is busy with her SATs and at the same time, she has to cope with her after school activities such as hanging out with her boyfriend and friends. Surely all of us, at some point of our lives, wished that we had a twin to do the work for us.

There is no actual message in this novel, just an interesting plot and predictable romance. Cheva's simple writing is flows at a fast-pace and I found the
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Ashley - Book Labyrinth
There's something about Cherry Cheva's writing style I really like. This book was funny and enjoyable, even though Kate was annoying sometimes. I liked the concept of the book... it's so strange and not at all believable, but I was intrigued to see what would end up happening with Rina. I think it ended up an easy fix, and some of what happened was predictable, but I still really enjoyed this. A cute and funny easy read.
CLM
May 30, 2010 CLM rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to CLM by: CMM
Shelves: 21st-century, ya
Entertaining YA about an overcommitted Boston teen so obsessed with going to Yale that she sacrifices everything else in her life, and needs a twin to be everywhere she needs to be. I enjoyed this and might have given it a 4 but it felt just a little too packaged. In addition, as the sister of someone who did plenty of partying at Yale, I thought Kate overreacted at the end.

Jami
I won a free, signed copy of this book, so I was interested to give it a read. It was a fun, young-adult book about a girl whose avatar from a SimuLife game comes to life, and she has to figure out what to do with the sudden appearance of a "twin." It was fast-paced and pretty entertaining, with some fairly funny dialogue and situations. Overall, I liked it.
Megan
This book was funny and entertaining.Kate hated having a clone of herself until she found it could work to her advantage. Until things went terribly wrong but in the end every thing was turned happily ever after in about two pages.
Kristen
Didn't finish this - by the second page it was talking about the high school kids getting into college and "doing stuff" in his dorm room. By the second chapter there was "gosh", "dang", and then the "b" word I put it down. No thanks.
Helen
I thought this started out a little slow, but as I got further in and met Rina, it picked up and I got hooked. Once the plot wheel starts turning, Duplikate becomes entertaining, much funnier, and just...better. Loved it.
Stefanie
Quick read that kept my attention the entire time. Loved the plot and the idea of a duplicate me. That would be honestly creepy.
If you wants quick easy read this ones for you.
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Cherry Chevapravatdumrong ("Cherry Cheva") was born in Columbus, OH, and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. She majored in psychology at Yale and earned a J.D. from NYU Law School. While in school, Cherry spent her summers working at law firms and her winter breaks waiting tables at her parents' restaurant, Lotus Thai. She then moved to LA to pursue a career in writing, and is now the only female writer on ...more
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