Unique (2009)

Paperback | June 7, 2009

byAlison Allen-Gray

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Dominic has always been a disappointment to his ambitious father, but he has never understood why. Then he discovers that he had an older brother who died before he was born. Where his brother was a brilliant academic and scientist, Dominic prefers to 'waste' his time painting. His fathercannot forgive him for it.Dominic decides to try to find out about his brother, but he discovers more than he bargained for. Their father had Dominic's dead brother cloned, and Dominic is the result.How can he live with this mind-blowing discovery? If the truth is ever made public, it could put people's lives in danger - including his own.

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Dominic has always been a disappointment to his ambitious father, but he has never understood why. Then he discovers that he had an older brother who died before he was born. Where his brother was a brilliant academic and scientist, Dominic prefers to 'waste' his time painting. His fathercannot forgive him for it.Dominic decides to try...

Lifegame, of which Wendy Cooling has said: 'This is a terrific novel, shocking, thought-provoking and, in spite of it being set in a future time, it's painfully real and threatening today; I couldn't put it down.' Unique won the Stockport Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, the Renfrewshire...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:June 7, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192755765

ISBN - 13:9780192755766

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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`A novel with frightening possibilities for its adolescent readers (who face a future where these issues must be solved), and one that should be required reading for the adults who currently make the decisions.'Booktrusted News