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Taylor Five by Ann Halam
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Apr 19, 10

bookshelves: children-s-and-ya-fiction, culled, fantasy-and-science-fiction, authors-gh
Read in November, 2007, read count: 1

Okay, Dr. Franklin's Island and Siberia: A Novel are not what I would call cheerful, but geez, at least they're not as depressing as Taylor Five. Taylor Walker lives with her biologist parents and her brother in Borneo, where her parents study orangutans; she seems like an ordinary teenager, but she's not -- she's a clone, of her parents' best friend Pam Taylor, a brilliant scientist. When a political uprising destroys Taylor's life as she knows it, she must survive in the jungle with the help of Uncle, an extra intelligent orangutan, and learn to come to terms with her existence.

As in her other books, Halam provides a lot of food for thought, here focused on cloning, personality, and intelligence, but the events of the book were just too grim for me.
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