Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Review + Sample Read: Replication: The Jason Experiment

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson
  • Reading level: Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310727588
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310727583
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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.

“Life isn’t how many days I live, but how I live the days I have”

“Listen, Dad, you spent your marriage trying to find a cure for Mom and you missed out on what little life she had. You took her joy, Dad, and yours, trying to save her”--- “Now you work for more people with that same philosophy. They want to take the lives of others because of their fear. They don’t understand, so they try to find a way to control things. But God will always get His way. No scientist can change that. The only way to really live is to give up fear and trust God.”

This is one excerpt that made me pause and realize life deeper.

Replication is a book about human cloning and how inhuman it could be. Giving life to someone just to kill them someday for other’s benefit is strictly not a good thing.

When I was younger :), I heard about animal cloning and the sheep clone Dolly. At that time, I heard too about the issue of human cloning, and I was in favor of it. But after reading this book, I realize that life could only be given and taken by God. No man should try to control it. I realize that even though, let’s just say human cloning exist, clones breath, they have lives and so, they’re not as far to being human no matter what reasoning any scientist could give.

Jill Williamson weaved another wonderful story of a clone- Martyr/J:3:3, who found out, what his purpose really is. What God’s purpose for him is. It’s a journey and an adventure to grow closer to God and to help his fellow clones escape the fate the scientists thrust into them.

I was grip right from the beginning until the very end. Sci-fi this might be, but I didn’t feel the heavy terms of science this kind of book usually has. Replication is very understandable and engaging. There’s no boring part of the book, every turn of the page, something unexpected happens.

The best part I love in this book, are the subtle inspiring messages about love, life and God. I also love all of the characters, whether villain or not. Williamson has this technique of turning a supposedly evil man into someone a reader could sympathize. And of course, the main characters are lovable and have their own unique personalities.

Replication is a book I’d give up a night of sleep for. I laugh, cried and feel for the characters all throughout the end. A real page-turner, this action-packed book would leave you breathless and blessed!

I’m not so into sci-fi books but REPLICATION is another one of this genre that made me love sci-fi more..:) Very Highly Recommended!


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  1. Thanks for the review, Abby! I'm so glad you liked the book! :-)

    1. Thanks for writing the book Ms. Jill, and for inspiring readers..:)

  2. Ooo This one sounds really interesting. I'm looking forward to checking it out. Great review.

    1. Thanks for reading my review..:)
      You should read it..:D


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