Pure

Pure With the potential for cloning already a reality today s teens will soon have to face some major ethical questions Who has a right to determine a person s genetic make up And how will we treat our ge

  • Title: Pure
  • Author: Karen Krossing
  • ISBN: 9781896764962
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • With the potential for cloning already a reality, today s teens will soon have to face some major ethical questions Who has a right to determine a person s genetic make up And how will we treat our genetic underclass In Pure, fifteen year old Lenni is a gifted healer to some and to others only skidge an illegal genetic experiment gone horribly wrong Set in a future whWith the potential for cloning already a reality, today s teens will soon have to face some major ethical questions Who has a right to determine a person s genetic make up And how will we treat our genetic underclass In Pure, fifteen year old Lenni is a gifted healer to some and to others only skidge an illegal genetic experiment gone horribly wrong Set in a future where genetic engineering of humans is forbidden, this novel tells of Lenni s escape from Dawn, a community controlled by the Genetic Purity Council.

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    • Laura says:

      Pure is a badly written, clichéd YA sci-fi with an unlikeable main character. It's set in a futuristic world where genetic engineering is utterly forbidden and any person discovered to have modified genes is exiled. It follows a teenage girl with mysterious powers as she discovers the truth of her birth and flees her oppressive community. This is a pretty solid, if utterly derivative set-up for a young adult book. I can usually tolerate a certain lack of originality, however the central theme o [...]

    • Aluki says:

      This book infuriated me so much that I made a account just to review it. First of all, the cover is atrocious. I have no idea who approved this cover and why, but picking up this book from my school library shelf made me want to tear my eyes out on sight. Whoever made it clearly has no concept of color theory, or colors at all for that matter. I'll give this book the benefit of the doubt and say that it was designed by a six year old with vision impairment. Or a dog. Maybe a dog. The actual con [...]

    • Jessi says:

      From School Library Journal:Grade 9 Up-Lenni, 15, resides in a future world that demands perfection and unaltered DNA. She lives in Dawn, a sterile, gray city watched by Purity guards who are unaccepting of individuality or flaws. Any human who is discovered to be skidge (slang for genetically engineered) is sent to work camps or, even worse, to the Beyond. After she learns that she is skidge, her life changes dramatically. While this new knowledge explains her special ability to heal, it also m [...]

    • Michael Runyan says:

      This book was strange. I can't say it was horrible, because it had it's good moments, but a lot of the book felt forced. Plotline is not terribly original. Having said that, it was not downright horrible, and it's possible that I just do not connect well with the plot or the main character.

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