Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: Intriguing
Review: I have only over read one other book about clones before. It was back in high school and my parents got very upset when they found it in my bag. I have always been interested in the subject and wanted to learn more, but have never really had the opportunity to do so.
Replication is a very interesting look at the topic of cloning. I usually hate anything that involves religion but in this book I feel it complimented the story until the very end.
I really enjoyed the story especially Martyr's character. I find it very sad that I actually know people who don't know things like Martyr doesn't. It is interesting watching Abby try to figure out how to explain things. Mentioning god was just such a part of her nature it didn't really feel forced, even though she totally rushed him into salvation. I don't think he truly understood what that meant.
This paragraph reminds me very much of Mr. and me, now that he is in school
"Dylan sighed as if tghe girl had said she couldn't figure out how to get her straw into her milk carton. 'Okay, Kylee. Listen closely this time. I'll make it as simple as possible.' He shook his hair out of his eyes. 'The theorem uses a definite integral instead of an indefinite one. So, if the function f of x is nonnegatice and continuous between the interval of a and b, you find the integral of that function by doing the antiderivative and plugging in the numbers of b and a respectively to get an exact number, as opposed to a general solution like you'd get from an indefinite integral.' "
did you understand that?? I sure have no idea, but I am glad it wasn't actually relavite to the story...
All in all I really enjoyed the story and would definitely recommend it. It's good for discussion.
Oh and I really liked the dicussion questions the Author provided at the end. For example
When Abby and JD are debating issues of pharmaceutical testing on humans, JD calls Abby a "religious type" and Abby surmises that JD is a "liberal extremist." How are such conclusions harmful to a healthy debate.