Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Review: Replication: The Jason Experiment
Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Meet J:3:3…aka Martyr. He lives on Jason Farms…a medical research facility in Alaska. Meet Abby Groyer she is newly transplanted to Alaska when her father accepts a job at Jason Farms. One day Martyr escapes from Jason Farms by hiding in the back of Dr. Groyer’s pick-up. Then Martyr hides in Abby’s bedroom. Abby finds Martyr and together they discover the truth behind Jason Farms.
This book tackles the eternal debate between Religion and Science…and the author does it with the kind of grace that those involved in the debate would show each other! After I finished I wondered which side of the debate the author stood on, then decided that it was probably the same side her main character was on. But I am still wondering…not that I think it would make any difference.
I loved that Abby had aspirations for a career in science and still had a very firm grasp on her religious beliefs, something her father could not understand. He didn’t believe the two could reside together in a person…but once he learned the truth behind what was going on at the farm, he was able to put some faith and trust in God in addition to his beloved science.
Martyr has to struggle with his life purposes…the one that was created for him, when he was created, as well as the one he creates for himself as he learns about life, love, and God. I loved learning about life outside of the farm through Martyr’s eyes. He found joy in everything, something we all need to do more of!
This book sucks you in from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until it spits you out at the end. I thought this was going to be more dystopian…but that is what made it different…Martyr’s world was a dystopian one. The author did a fantastic job of juggling all the different elements of this story without dropping a single ball. I’m anxious to find some more of her books after reading “Replication”.
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