by Mildred Ames
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Category: Fantasy / Sci Fi
Personal Evaluation: This was the favorite book of a friend of mine who is not a big reader. Something about it latched onto his imagination and hooked him. I thought it was good and kind of reminded me of a childhood favorite of mine, The Girl With the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts. The similarities include the elements of the girl protagonist finding out she is different from her peers because of a science experiment or accident and that there is a small group of other kids just like her. However, this book is a bit creepy because there is a character that strikes Anna as a bit off somehow, but it turns out that she just sees right through Anna and is a better intellectual match for her than her own family.
What might interest children: It’s a page-turner and really makes you think about science, the government, cloning, lying, family relationships, and decisions grownups make.