Publication Date: April 28, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Keywords: science fiction, genetics, amnesia
Other Books Reviewed: The Miles Between
Guys, I received this book so long ago, and I vaguely remember reading it, but I don't think I actually really READ it. Because this time through, it kind of blew me away.
There's not a whole lot I can do plot-wise without being spoiler-y, but I think what struck me most about this was the sentence style and the gorgeous prose Pearson used. Periodically, there were pages written in verse that led to extremely thoughtful chapters from the MC that really brought up a lot of interesting questions about ethics, and what to do if your friends lie on the other side of the argument. Some lines floored me with how poignant and real they were, and this brought up a lot of real-world issues as well.
The only thing that keeps me from giving this a 100% thumbs-up is it did move a little slower than most YA books. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I know a lot of people don't like when books aren't all action all the time. With this, the action has already happened. We're in the aftermath and in the dark with Jenna as she tries to piece together her life.
Read When : You want a good science fiction piece with some really intriguing questions that will make you want to discuss with as many people you can find that have read this book.
Also, as a side note, my copy is signed and LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS!