Doppelganger

Note:  Throughout the next several weeks, I will be posting some booktalks that I wrote before I started this blog.  This one is for Doppelganger by David Stahler, Jr.  Enjoy!

He has no name.  He has no real family.  He is not even human.  He is a doppelganger.  His very nature commands him to kill and take on the form of his prey.  But he’s not at peace with his nature.  He does not want to kill.  He wants to be human, but we can’t always have what we want.  When his impulses become too much to bear, the doppelganger kills and takes on the form of Chris—all-star football player and your basic Mr. Popular.  But appearances can be deceiving.  It seems Chris is fighting his own demons, including an abusive father and a distant girlfriend, and the doppelganger takes those problems as his own as he begins to live Chris’s life.  He soon discovers that there is more than one kind of monster in the world.  Read Doppelganger and see how sometimes the truly monstrous actions come from those we’re closest to.

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