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Replication

The Jason Experiment

Book - 2013
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Abby Goyer, whose father moves her to Alaska to take a job at a remote laboratory, gets involved in helping Jason 3:3, also called Martyr, one of hundreds of clones raised in that lab, who dreams of seeing the sky once before he "expires" in less than a month.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2013
ISBN: 9780310727583
0310727588
9780310727590
0310727596
9780310727606
031072760X
Characteristics: 294 p. : map ; 21 cm

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Love_Legolas_111
Aug 03, 2014

So, I'm surprised no one has posted a comment/review for this title! So, here I am. *heroic music* I got it last summer, and "read" through it (read as in, reading only all the exciting/suspenseful parts) but didn't have time to actually READ it. So, I borrowed it again and, although I already knew most of it, I read it fully. Maybe it's because I already "read" it (though not really READING it fully), but I liked it. Cloning is something that the modern Christian must deal with, and it's not exactly discussed in the Bible. But, what would God think of cloning humans? Is it right? Is it wrong? These and other questions are discussed in this book. First of all, the storyline of the book (clone lied to whole life, breaks out, teams up with Christian girl whose father and she have differing values on cloning…) is very intriguing, and has pretty much never been done before (at least, I’ve never heard of something like it before). I liked what the author did with it, and all the different perspectives certain characters had on cloning. The characters in and of themselves were good as well. Martyr was quite convincing in his role, and I loved how he was really curious about the outside world and how we got to see things through his eyes. Abby was also a great main character, who brought a Christian perspective to the entire ordeal. I liked how she was a Christian character and had her values but she also had problems and wasn’t afraid (at ALL) to speak her mind and stand up for others. The villain was interesting, but, as I look back, I don’t quite get how he got so hung up on “clones aren’t humans” and all that balderdash, so maybe he should have been explored a little more. But, all in all, a good read. It does have some great suspense too.

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Aug 06, 2014

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Aug 22, 2015

Martyr (or J:3:3) has lived underground his entire life with many other "Jasons" like himself-boys created for the purpose of saving the world from the "toxic air" above the surface. In a last wish before he expires, Martyr breaks out to see the sky-and uncovers a plot that's almost too amazing and horrible to believe. Stowing away in the back of a doctor's truck, Martyr meets Abby, a 17 year old Christian girl who can't figure out exactly what her father is doing for a living, but hoping his scientific ideas won't drive him to do anything illegal-again. Abby and Martyr must find out together why doctors are cloning people in secret, and how they can stop them. This is another one of my favorite books, as it discusses the value of human life and the wrong of cloning and playing God. 13+

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