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Replication: The Jason Experiment

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  810 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
Abby Goyer is forced to move to rural Alaska when her father unexpectedly takes a job in a remote laboratory. She becomes suspicious of her father's decisions, and when she goes to investigate his research she finds more than what she was looking for. Martyr, one of hundreds of identical clones, escaped from the underground lab Abby's father works at, with one wish: to see ...more
Paperback, Advanced Reading Copy (ARC), 294 pages
Published 2012 by Zondervan (first published December 19th 2011)
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Melanie Dickerson
Replication is a great story, full of exciting and dramatic twists. If you like suspenseful, meaningful stories, you will love this one.

Abby Goyer is a high school student who is dealing with the death of her mother and also with the fact that her father has been involved in some unethical research practices at work. Now that he's moved them to Alaska, things really get weird. Especially when she discovers a kid who looks exactly like the creepy jock at her school. And then she finds out that he
Stephanie Morrill
Mar 29, 2012 Stephanie Morrill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-or-mg
I had never read a book about cloning and had no idea what to expect, but I love Jill Williamson's fantasy series and was eager to read this. I expected it to be full of adventure - which it was - but I was caught off guard by the sweetness of the story. I really loved Martyr's world view. His character tugged my heart strings. Abby is a wonderful heroine, feisty and tough, but also big hearted. I loved how she cared for Martyr. I finished this book satisfied, but the characters have stuck with ...more
Apr 29, 2012 Alexa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Is this book serious? Really, it's not simply Christian fiction. It's laughably inaccurate anti-science propaganda. When one character says that stem cell research isn't unethical, Abby, a main character, dismisses him as an "extremist liberal."

Just to be certain that my Northeastern roots weren't responsible for my having a warped view, I looked it up. Sure enough, the majority of Americans (almost 75%) believe that "scientists should be able to use stem cells for biomedical research." click he
Rachelle Rea
Dec 05, 2011 Rachelle Rea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Jan 24, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, the last half of the book just took off--I didn't wanna stop reading. Not to say that the beginning was slow. Oh, not at all! Jill Williamson did an outstanding job with Replication.

I was riveted to the pages, intrigued by the characters, and completely into the suspense and action. Great read!!!!

Full review to come.
Diane Estrella
Dec 31, 2011 Diane Estrella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Instantly drawn in and lovin it!!! Please make this book into a movie!!!
Dec 04, 2013 Mad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I think the most interesting part of this book would be what happens after the ending.

The main characters are difficult to connect with. Abby is a condescending teenage girl that berates her father at almost every opportunity. She is incredibly self-righteous and although the author takes great pains to emphasize how smart Abby is, this intellect is never reflected in her thoughts or actions in the book. The other main character, Martyr or J:3:3, is altruistic to a fault and can do no wrong. He
Michelle Griep
Feb 02, 2012 Michelle Griep rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Jill Williamson knocks yet another one out of the park. REPLICATION is a hard-hitting, fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down kind of read—one you shouldn’t miss.

Cloning is a sensitive issue. Williamson deals with it head on. She confronts the morality of saving one man’s life by harvesting organs from others, and does so with poignancy. If the intricacies of the topic are unfamiliar to you, don’t worry. You’ll receive quite an education.

Biblical truths are interspersed throughout, the most powerf
Amber Stokes
Jan 23, 2012 Amber Stokes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Replication, Williamson takes a very controversial topic (human cloning) and uses it as the launching point for an engrossing story full of action, tender moments, and morals! It's just the book to entertain while still providing plenty of food for thought and discussion (a veritable banquet, really!).

What if you had lived your whole life underground, never knowing what mountains and trees and sky looked like? What if you had been lied to all your life about the truth of your existence? Or wh
Dec 21, 2011 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 11, 2013 Sandra "Jeanz" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't so sure that I would really enjoy this one, but I honestly did. Its kind of sci-fi advance genetics but also seemed a bit dystopian in style to me too, which was great. There's mystery, nail biting suspense, action and even murder in this book, as well as a little awkward teenage romance. How long did it take me to read this book? Just three sittings, I truly did not want to put it down. I loved the character of the clone J:3:3 or Martyr as his fellow clones call him and the guards nick ...more
Shellie Neumeier
Jill Williamson exposes a host of quandaries in her latest release, Replication. When Dr. Goyer accepts a new position at Jason Farms in remote Alaska, his daughter Abby is faced with the grueling task of making new friends in a high school that is nothing like the one back home. And between the odd way her father is behaving and the unwanted advances from the local jock, Abby misses her deceased mother desperately.

One day, Abby decides to follow her father into work where she explores the deso
Jan 01, 2012 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I was hooked from the first page. I was a bit disconcerted, however, because this is the first book that I can recall reading where pure biomedical science fiction and Christian fiction are so intertwined. I waited awhile to read it because I couldn't wrap my brain around the subject matter. I'm rather picky and have to be in just the right mood for certain books.

There were a few places where I felt the character, Abby, lost her voice. Martyr's vo
Meagan Myhren-bennett
By Jill Williamson

What would be your greatest wish if you knew your life would end in 25 days? For Martyr his wish is to see the sky. Martyr lives on Jason Farms and he is about to fulfill his life's purpose, he will extend the life of those who live on the surface in the toxic air. Martyr's official designation is J:3:3 and he is quickly approaching his experation date – his 18th birthday.

Dr. Goyer, Jason Farms' newest scientist, has just moved to Fishhook, Alaska with his daughter A
Christian Fiction Addiction
In a small town in Alaska lies a shocking secret of an underground facility named Jason Farms.

When Abby Goyer moves to Alaska with her father, she is focused on trying to fit in at her new high school and attempting to avoid the unwanted attention of popular jock, J.D. Soon after the move, she starts having suspicions about Jason Farms, the facility where her father has been newly hired. When a boy with a familiar face appears in her room one afternoon, Abby is confronted by a truth she at firs
Kah Cherub
Dec 06, 2011 Kah Cherub rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The minute I saw the words "cloning farm" I knew I had to read this book, but at the same time I wasn't sure I'd like it much, given the 'religious' tags on it. I'm glad I skipped them and read it.

Martyr, or better yet, J:3:3, is a clone. He is one of the many 'Jasons' that are raised at Jason Farms.

From a very early age he was made to believe his purpose in life is to expire at eighteen and sacrifice himself for those who live
Mae R
Apr 25, 2012 Mae R rated it did not like it
Shelves: firstreads-wins
I pray for the day when an author, prior to writing a piece of sensationalist literature demonizing scientific research, will do some research of their own. I pray that someday Christian authors will recall that judgement is the domain of God, not man, and that just as they sin and sin again, then try -- with the Lord's help -- to overcome those sins and lead a better life, so also do scientists. I pray that someday authors will make an effort to understand NIH ethics regulations as well as the ...more
Leah/Elle/Ella (details about name in "about me")
I didn't like this book at all at first. The writing was bad, and kind of cheesy or corny. It seemed kind of predictable, and somethings were kind of stereotypical, like, for example, the book is placed is Alaska, and who would they talk about? Sarah Palin of course! (Sorry if I misspelled her name. :P) But anyway, once I got past the writing, it was a pretty good book. The story wasn't that bad, I actually kind of enjoyed it, in fact, I kind of wish there was a sequel. I think this book would'v ...more
Jan 09, 2012 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

by Jill Williamson

published by Zondervan

available Jan 1,2012

Excellent book!! Made me think about genetic experimentation- is it right or wrong? Are we attempting to play God?

Clones are created by a 'mad' scientist named Dr. Kane (Cain perhaps?) The clones are clones he created from his own genetic makeup. He experiments on these clones. These poor 'less than human' creations. Is it acceptable to utilize these clones for research and warlike endeavors?

God is addressed by Abby's unyield
Cathrine Bonham
Aug 19, 2015 Cathrine Bonham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Replication by: Jill Williamson, was a great book, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Martyr is one of 55 clones living in an under ground facility. He is going to expire in two weeks.

Abby Goyer is not happy with her move to Alaska. She tabulates everything about the move with lists of pros and cons.

This information matters because the best part of this book is the characterization. Martyr's character is especially well developed.

I love the way she writes in Martyr's viewpoint using only the limited
Apr 14, 2012 Mitzi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Laughable plot twists. Very, very silly, especially the end. I had no idea that this book had a Christian political agenda until about a third of the way in. That being said, I did continue reading, but it's probably one of the worst books I have finished reading in a long time. Like a bad episode of Scooby-Do in some ways. I learned my lesson to always, always read the Goodreads review before downloading cheap books on Kindle.
Jun 16, 2012 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the very best Christian YA books out there! Loved the characters. Loved the story. Loved the romance. Love the way the author weaves her story. Love. Love. Love.
Dec 20, 2011 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Replication by Jill Williamson
Martyr is unique and so is the first time he eats M&M’s which every teenager should document as well as watching TV and well you know. This Book and what lies between the cover are unlike anything I’ve ever read a jam packed with LOL’s and OMG’s and definitely a few WTF’s this book is a rollercoaster of excitement and hilarity. Unsure of ever twist turn and word, masterfully written this book will have everyone (teenagers and adults alike) up way past their bedt
I was completely captivated by the premise of Replication: The Jason Experiment. It sounded absolutely fascinating and exactly the kind of thing I enjoy to read. I've been really getting into science fiction novels lately so was very eager to try this one out!

It wasn't perfect but it was actually pretty good. I thought it had a very strong start and I was finding it very hard to set the book down for even a second. I was very much drawn into the whole world and very excited to find out how it wo
Dec 01, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars - Ah what the hell, it's worthy of 5 stars!

I had my doubts and didn't think I'd like this book as much as I did, but I ended up loving it. The dialogue wasn't particularly superb, but I loved the concept, the character development, the plot execution and all the little surprises Williamson threw in there. The story was quite intriguing, and I found myself flipping through the pages to find out what happens next.

Like I said, I had my doubts. The book started out kind of weird. It wasn't
Dec 27, 2011 Sunnykimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the synopsis of this book I was very intrigued. I mean the book is about clones. This is always a good subject to write a book about if it’s done well. And I believe this was. But it’s also more than just a book about clones. It shows that things always turn out the way they’re supposed to even if they don’t always turn out the way we want them to. And that sometimes Faith is all you need to get through whatever you’re going through.

The story is told from the viewpoints of Abby and M
Feb 12, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Replication: The Jason Experiment
Author: Jill Williamson

A copy of this book was provided courtesy of the publisher Zondervan for review purposes.

This is a book I was excited to begin reading as soon as I read the summary! A suspense novel in which science and religion collide! Imagine shortly after your mother’s death being uprooted from your home and moved all the way to Alaska. to soon discover that things are not how they appear. Meet Abby Goyer the seventeen year old daughter of Dr. Goyer, t
I received this book in a GoodReads first-read giveaway.

REPLICATION: THE JASON EXPERIMENT is a layered story within a story that begins with a widower, Dr. Goyer, and his teenaged daughter named Abby, and their struggle to find meaningful purposes in a life without their beloved wife and mom.

Abby's dad has accepted a new position as a medical doctor at Jason Farms, this underground, scientific laboratory located in Alaska\.
For years now, the doctors at Jason Farms have been more or less success
17-year-old Abby moves with her father, a scientist, to some small town in Alaska. He will work at a special and top-secret project, which turns out to be a cloning experiment. After he lost his wife to cancer a few years back, he seems to have lost perspective about how far science can go to save lives.
Martyr, aka J:3:3 is a clone, one of over 40 others, who live at Jason Farms, an underground lab and prison to them. They are told the world is polluted so severely they wouldn’t be able to survi
Jan 17, 2012 Britta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story took me a while to get though, and I don't know why. The premise was interesting and I wanted to know what was next, but there was something about it that didn't grab me as well as I hoped. Overall though, it was an interesting idea.

After Abby's mother passed away, her father decided to move themselves to Alaska, much to Abby's dismay. She tries to make the best of things, but she soon becomes aware of something very suspicious, something she morally cannot let go. Before her mother d
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