The Originals by Cat PatrickThe Originals by Cat Patrick

The Originals

byCat Patrick

Paperback | April 15, 2014

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Three Girls. One Life.

Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up believing they were identical triplets. Then they learned the truth -- and no one else can know.
Now, to the outside world, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one seventeen-year-old daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, pursuing extracurriculars, and even dating.
Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, the one person who can help her realize she's not a carbon copy of the others -- she's an individual with unique dreams and desires. Digging deeper into her background and her mother's role in her life, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.
Cat Patrick is the author ofForgottenandRevived. She lives near Seattle with her husband and twin daughters and spends her free time playing dress-up, exploring the great outdoors, or planning for a zombie apocalypse.
Title:The OriginalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316219452

ISBN - 13:9780316219457


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it OMG! I frickin' love this book. I was rooting for the couple to get together. The author did a good job of making the reader care about the characters.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not very catching The ideia of the plot it was good and the characters are well written and appeal to the reader very well. Although for me it missed a decissive turning point to make the plot truely interesting.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Concept... Cat Patrick always pleases me. She figures out the most interesting story concepts, and it just makes me squeal inside when I get to read another one of her books. Clones are a concept that I normally don't get to read a lot about, so I'm very happy that I am getting to. This story just sucked me in from the start. The characters were so... yummy, I never wanted the story to end. I was absolutely hooked in and happy with the outcome of this book, and I can't wait to see what else Cat Patrick will come up with. :)
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very... Original :) So after reading Revived by Cat Patrick and loving it, I knew I had to read more of her writing. So when I was The Originals pop up to request for review, I had to request it. There was no way I could pass it up. Especially after reading the synopsis. I hadn't read anything similar to what this plot was promising me before, and it sounded so interesting. Well, I wasn't at all disappointed. Right away, when I started reading it, I knew that things weren't going to be able to last the way they were going. Three girls living one life? Not going to go well, especially since they are all teenagers. They are just about ready for college, so what is going to happen then? Do they continue how they are going? Living one life or what? The Originals is told from Lizzie's PoV. She is happy to begin with, until their mom changes around their schedule and she meets a boy that she really likes. So they beg their mom to let them start dating and she agrees, but they must all date one boy and it's not the one Lizzie wants. So her life becomes miserable, she wants to be with Sean, but has to pretend she is dating this person she hates but her sister likes. This is just where the trouble starts, when Lizzie begins to realise that her life isn't as good as she had thought, that their mom isn't telling them everything. She wants to find out what's going on and wants to be happy. She wants to be one person. All I can say is that Cat Patrick did a great job pulling this story off. There were so many ways that it could have gone but she picked a way that I wasn't at all expecting. I think that's one of the things that I really enjoyed about this books, I couldn't predict it. I was the same with Revived and I really like that about her writing. I still need to read Forgotten, it's going to have to go higher on my TBR. I could barely put this book down! It's definitely unique and .. original!
Date published: 2013-05-20

Editorial Reviews

"Have you read Cat Patrick yet? If not, you should. The Originals is a unique exploration of identity, familial love, and bioethics wrapped into a universal coming-of-age story and an enchanting high school romance."-Gabrielle Zevin, award-winning author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and the Birthright series