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For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Month9Books
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Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
You can see my full thoughts on March 7th on Books and Ladders as part of the blog tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter.
Actual Rating: 3.5* but rounded up for GR

This was an honest-to-goodness science fiction novel and I loved it for that. There is lots of science, but not too much that it is difficult to understand. A lot of what we learn is already things we have at least a bit of basic knowledge of if you paid even
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Kari (BookandCoffeeLover)
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Facsimile grabbed me right from the start with a fast paced plot and memorable characters. Ann's emotional journey was real and full of interpersonal exploration with family, friends, and a slight touch of romance. Also, the parallels to today's troubling times were sadly still relevant: despite the futuristic advancement in tech and space exploration, racism still survives - just in different forms.
Overall, an
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Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

I received this book for free from Chapter by Chapter in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Let’s see if I can write this without misspelling ‘facsimile’ for the billionth time…

Facsimile is narrated by 17-year-old Ann, a second-generation born Eco resident, and takes place over the space of a week or two. Ann is desperate to get to Earth, where she thinks her
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Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
I'm not entirely impressed with Facsimile. I guess I was looking for more of a hardcore sci-fi, which this really isn't. A positive is that it features quite a diverse cast of characters. Our protagonist, Ann, is biracial - Hispanic with ancestral roots in Peru. Our male lead is Dace, a biracial Indian and an aspiring scientist looking to explore Eco's vegetation and life-forms. Her best friend Emie is a black girl with a passion for rights for cybers and other people and aliens subject to ...more
Tressa (Wishful Endings)
Feb 03, 2016 marked it as not-for-me
I don't know what it is about books lately with me... Maybe there are just so many and I'm just not being patient right now. I have to like the characters or at least one character to get into a book. With FACSIMILE I just didn't like anyone. Maybe Dace, but his role hasn't been real big yet and it doesn't feel like his character is strong enough at this point to carry the story for me. All of the swearing, crudeness, suggestive content, cheating, innuendo, drama (I don't like drama) etc. didn't ...more
April
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
Review to come.
Mark Gardner
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I was trapped in the passenger seat on a long road trip, so I ended up reading Facsimile in about six hours. Facsimile has a slow beginning. The premise was interesting, but it was difficult to connect with the characters. There was this odd love triangle, but it didn’t seem to work for me. I had just finished reading the Generations series by Scott Sigler, and I was hoping that Facsimile would be similar. There are a lot of parallels – children left to cope on their own; No adults around to ...more
Holly
Science fiction has always been one of my top two favorite genres, and now that I almost exclusively read YA, I absolutely love YA sci-fi. Ms. Weavil’s sophomore effort is an excellent addition to the genre, and it was a 4-star read for me, which means I think it’s great!

I have to first mention the cover – I loved it from the minute I saw it, but having read the book I now appreciate it even more. It’s a *perfect* representation of Eco, the dusty planet on which the story takes place. It can be
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L.M. Justus
Sep 19, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf, ya-sci-fi
DNF at page 122.

There were a lot of good things happening in this story: intriguing premise, great setting, diverse characters, etc. Unfortunately, there were too many things that didn't work for me to keep reading: odd pacing, unnatural dialogue, and the dreaded love triangle. I think many people will enjoy this book though, so give it a try.
Chessa
Dang, I really wish GR would include half stars, because this really is a solid 3.5 stars, but I'm not *quite* willing to round up to 4.

Fun YA story set on another planet - the humans have only been on the planet for about a generation and a half (the narrator's grandparents were part of the initial team). Like a lot of teenagers, Ann just wants to get away from her home town, er, planet, and go on to bigger and better things - in her case, this is Earth. But when a ship lands on Eco to
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Jill-Ann
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
As far as science fiction goes, this was overall a good read! Science fiction isn’t usually my first go to but when reading this for an honest review I kept an open mind and was pleasantly surprised. Science was never my forte, so it was nice that the author kept it basic enough that even I didn’t have to wiki the hell out of things! Nothing makes me lose my interest more than a book that requires more googling in order to continue reading it.
The pace of the book for the most part was well done,
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Kristina
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small, frontier colony never falters, until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets. One offers riches, one shatters Ann’s perceptions of herself, ...more
BJ Terry
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Writing was juvenile. And Ann's character got on my doggoned nerves. So childish, with hoe tendencies. Anyway, the book had potential and could've been great had it not been for the characters and writing. This book is more for somebody in middle school just getting into young adult books. I've definitely read better. Won't be following up on the next book(s).
Katie Rogers
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is true science fiction. The author builds this world with vivid detail, where you feel as you could step into it at any given moment. The story flows well and the writing makes it all come together perfectly.
We're given background as to why they are on Eco throughout the book but not to the point where it gets boring or you feel like it will take away, it just adds more to the story. Then the newcomers also were a good addition to make a good twist to the "boring" same routine the colony
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Sana
Oct 19, 2015 added it
Shelves: sci-fi, aliens, dnf
I'm halfway through this, and it's getting even better as the chapters pass.

I wasn't that interested in the first couple of pages, but I'm glad I stuck around because this is a good terraforming sci-fi. Strong characters, very diverse backgrounds, and decent amount of science that isn't confusing or too weird.

Isabel K.
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I choose this book mostly because it seemed like it had a sci-fi dystopian setting, and it did. While this book had incredible characters and an exciting story plot, there were too many profanities for my taste (A few on close to every page is a little too much for me).
Marty
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Taylar
Aug 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
Terrible read, mostly due to the protagonist and the VERY unnecessary and badly written love triangle. Very disappointed in this book.
Laura Reynolds
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even if you're not a fan of science fiction I think you'll like this story. It's fun, imaginative with twists and turns you don't expect.
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May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Story of a girl whose grandparents were teraformers stranded on the world they were trying to teraform when the company they worked for went bankrupt. The girl thinks she would do anything to get off this world, but discovers there are things that matter more than her wants.
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