FOR TEENS: Teen
sensation, Rachel Cohn (author of Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
& a Books & Books' favorite, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares)
brings us the first book in her new science fiction series: BETA
(Disney, $17.99) . Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a
sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from.
She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated
from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. If
anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be,
she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at
happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had
but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to
overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.