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Replication: The Jason Experiment

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  935 ratings  ·  237 reviews
What if everything you knew was a lie? 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 s
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Published March 5th 2013 by Zonderkidz (first published December 19th 2011)
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4.5 stars!

Replication: The Jason Experiment was one of the more unique and strange books I've come across. But it was by Jill Williamson, so I had to give it a try! So intriguing! Great characters! It was a fast-paced adventure with a sweet faith theme and unexpected romance.

Overall all, I very much enjoyed it. There were a few things that happened (some in the past, told by a POV character) that were violent and disturbing. Probably would be upsetting for a younger audience, so I recommend caut/>Replication:
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
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, sci-fi
So basically I read it in three days and it's become one of my favorite books ever. Plus I got it for free and the author signed it, so bonus points there xD
Stephanie Morrill
Mar 13, 2012 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
OK THIS WAS REALLY INTENSE. I forgot to breathe for a little bit there, but I survived so that’s always a plus. I’m super impressed with what the author did with this concept- it definitely wasn’t what I expected! (in a mostly good way) I’ll admit I was a little bit hesitant to read a book about human cloning, but in the end, I’m glad I read this one.

Basically the book is about this guy who’s a clone and he lives in an underground laboratory in Alaska. He escapes from the lab and gets help from
Apr 28, 2012 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 researc
Hannah Rodriguez
Dec 26, 2016 rated it liked it
the first half was really good then it kinda just went down.
I feel like it was a little light for a YA. like
maybe get init things more....... but it was a really good story and concept.
more like 3.5 stars.
Rachelle Cobb
Dec 05, 2011 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
Jul 24, 2012 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
Dec 30, 2011 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 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Instantly drawn in and lovin it!!! Please make this book into a movie!!!
Amber Stokes
Nov 19, 2011 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 exis
Michelle Griep
Jan 09, 2012 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 thr
Apr 14, 2012 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.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's a new book on my favorites list. Oh my goodness, I loved it! I was it hadn't ended. I love Abby and Martyr's so adorable. Plus all the sci-fi and intrigue and mystery. It was so good. I may have a bit of a book hangover now.
Galaxy Adventurer
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was very interesting and unique. I really enjoyed it :)
Jun 16, 2012 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.
Lydia Howe
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is not the kind I generally ever read, but I enjoyed it so much I read it twice. It deals with some pretty serious stuff and does a good job of it.
The one slight problem I have is that the romance is weird to me. Like, it just felt off. I can't go into more without spoilers, but there was nothing wrong with it, I just didn't like it.
Overall though, I really like this book and will probably read it again in a few years.
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 Fishho
Kah Cherub
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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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 outside. He is unfamiliar w
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
Sandra "Jeanz"
Dec 18, 2011 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
Mae R
Apr 08, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 23, 2011 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.
Jan 09, 2012 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 rese
Mia Searles (The Muses Circle)
I was able to snag an early copy of Replication from NetGalley in exchange for a review. It was an interesting read to say the least. As the synopsis states above, Martyr, along with 55 other boys, are all "Jasons" or clones, living in the secret, underground labs of Jason Farms. Most of the boys have nicknames, given to them by the mean-spirited guards based upon their actions or specific characteristics. For example, Baby obtains his name because he sucks his thumb and is considerably smaller ...more
Eliza Noel
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT. some mature themes so I'd recommend it to older teens :)
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and an award-winning fantasy and science fiction author of over twenty books including By Darkness Hid, which won several awards and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine.

She has also written several books on the craft of writing fiction and teaches writing in person and online o
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