Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just turned totally upside down. Goodbye, normal. Hello, paranormal. Luckily, her crush Aedan has the exact same problem!buy it: Amazon / B&N / Smashwords
Author Milda Harris is a Chicago girl who ran off to Hollywood to pursue a screenwriting dream! She has a dog named after a piece of candy (Licorice), was once hit by a tree (seriously), and wears hot pink sunglasses (why not?). Between working in production on television shows like Austin & Ally, Hannah Montana, and That's So Raven and playing with her super cute dog Licorice, she writes young adult murder mystery, horror, paranormal romance, and chick lit novels.find her online: website / blog / @mildharris / Facebook
Her books Doppelganger, Adventures in Funeral Crashing, Adventures of a Graveyard Girl, The New Girl Who Found A Dead Body, and Connected (A Paranormal Romance) are for sale now!
July 30, 2012
The doppelganger idea is a great one for a YA novel - it's one I've loved in movies (like The Faculty which is actually mentioned in Doppelganger) but haven't seen in books as much.
Harris' Doppelganger is an easy and light read. The characters aren't very well developed or complex but for the short length of the story, it's okay and doesn't detract much from the story. Some of the little tidbits added in about the characters were interesting and helped give them, well, character. I think with a bit more polish, they could work into the story a bit better and really help flush out the characters and the novel as a whole.
There wasn't quite as much tension as I would have liked - or perhaps I would have been freaking out a bit more if doppelgangers were possibly taking over. I did like, though, how Citrus seemed able to think of things quickly and wasn't a weak, damsel in distress girl
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