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The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers
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Oct 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: sci-fi, booker-longlist, bio-terrorism
Read from September 30 to October 01, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Bio-terrorist release a virus which kills all pregnant women and their fetuses. Mankind is doomed for extinction. Scientists discover a vaccine to inoculate frozen embryoes which have not been infected, but they cwn only be implanted in very young girls. The girls are put into a coma, so that the baby has a better chance of surving. The young mothers do not. I thought this was an interesting premise for a novel about bio-terrorism. The book begins as Jesse struggles to escape her Dad, who has kidnapped her in order to save her from her decision to bear a child. Ultimately, I failed to be convinced by Jesse's determination to sacrifice herself for the survival of humanity.

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