Thursday, April 26, 2012

Book Review: Replication by Jill Williamson

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 When Your Life Is Not Your Own Martyr---otherwise known as Jason 3:3---is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to 'expire' in less than a month. To see the sky. Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars. As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures---the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he's ever known.

My Review:
Oh. My. Word.

I was looking forward to finally reading this book and wow! I loved it. Ms. Williamson created a beautifully pieced together work and I can't wait to read more by her.

Replication is about an illegal cloning facility. J:3:3 is one of the clones and one of the main characters. And boy is he a sweetheart! He chooses on a daily basis to protect the "brokens", or defective clones, and thus earns the nickname Martyr.

But Martyr has a dilemma. He "expires" in just a few short weeks. Who will protect the brokens when he's gone? Will he get to see the sky?

Then a new doctor arrives at the facility. His name is Doctor Goyer. And he's different. When Martyr is given marks, a form of punishment, with him Dr. Goyer chooses only to talk to Martyr. He answers most of Martyr's questions about the outside world.

Then, during his last mark with Dr. Goyer, Martyr decides to steal his keycard. He just wants to see the sky and no one will let him. So he'll have to do it himself. But will he make it out before being caught?

Ms. Williamson handles a very tricky subject when it comes to animal and human testing- as well as Christianity. But she did it very well, in my opinion. I especially liked Martyr's first prayer.

There are so many things I could name that I liked about this book but I shall end my review here. If you like a good well-thought out story Replication is for you!

Interested? You can purchase the book here!

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