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The Experiment of Professor Polgas

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If you were an animal, what would you be? This is the question Blaise, Ash and Dinah unexpectedly stumble upon during the summer holidays when they enter a strange internet café. A mysterious woman asks them to take an online test to discover what animal most closely matches their own personality. They are happy to oblige. Online tests are always fun and this one comes wit ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published October 12th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Sarah Brownlee!!!**

To read “The Experiment of Professor Polgas” was like eating a surprise egg! At first you don’t know what’s on the inside but as soon as you get to the core you realise that you finally got the figure you’ve been waiting for. *lol*

When I began to read the book I had absolutely no idea where this was heading! All I knew was that three teenagers took part in a rather dubious experiment and suddenly we
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Montzalee Wittmann
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Experiment of Professor Polgas by Sarah Brownlee is a cute story for older kids and young teens. It has kids being able to find what their spirit animal is and becoming that animal. There is some intrigue, lots of fun adventure, and silly situations and perks being an animal. Kids will like this book.
Sheila Goicea
I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!

Blaise, Ash, and Dinah are typical young teens. Mainly focused on school, crushing on fellow classmates, and staying out of the way of some troublesome classmates that like to pick fights, the trio doesn't expect to be a part of a breakthrough scientific experiment.

When the three were hanging out in an internet cafe, they were invited to take an online survey that would tell them which animal they are most alike. Think
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May Fungi From Yuggoth
Review: THE EXPERIMENT OF PROFESSOR POLGAS

Imagine H. G. Wells' ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU if the mad scientist was less arrogant and more humanitarian, if he cared not for revenge but for human expansion and evolution and spiritual transformation. That will give you a glimpse at this novel. Professor Polgas is, admittedly, a scientific genius. But with genius always come arrogance of rivals, nay-sayers, and fear of the new and unknown. As H. P. Lovecraft wisely noted, the most prevalent human fear is
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Jessica
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am so stunned with this book. Sarah Brownlee is an amazing writer and this book was a perfect example of her incredible style. Even though the novel was aimed at a younger age range, I loved it just the same. It gave me a Percy Jackson vibe.

The plot was very well thought through and it did a good job of explaining how the morphers came into existence. With the inclusion of the agents, and the other side characters, everything just really came together nicely. There wasn't a dull moment,
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Keep Calm Novel On
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Goodreads author provided a copy of the ePub in exchange for and honest review.

An online test changes the lives of several characters. The results of the test are shocking and draw the reader into an original fantastical world. Professor Polgas is an unconventional researcher and his experiment is life altering. The setting comes to life as it is magnificently described. The characters are identifiable via their words and actions. Their journey has many twists and turns that flow seamlessly.
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Happy Booker
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Experiment is a young adult- young teen, fantasy style of a book written about Blaise, Ash, and Dinah. As the three are enjoying their summer holiday they come across this mystery woman who invites them to take a quiz on the internet. Little do they know that someone is watching them. The test is for them to find their inner spirit animal. The kids are exciting, funny and very interesting. What they thought was innocent fun becomes more than what they bargained for and that is when the adven ...more
Shayay
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was fun and unique, and that's what kept me interesting in the story. I read, How the Wolf Lost Her Heart, which is quite different from this book and more to my liking, but I still enjoyed this book, and appreciated this book for what it was trying to accomplish. The writing and characters are good, and I liked the humor throughout the book. It's also fun to see the characters dealing with their new animal forms, and there are some interesting animals they turn into; some of the fun ones a ...more
Katy H
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
As a general rule, I love all things Sarah Brownlee and this was no exception. I do wish I'd read the other books a bit more recently because I had a tiny bit of trouble with timeline on this one but it really didn't affect the story too much for me. Ms. Brownlee is just a fantastic storyteller!

There was a rather large usage if the words "towards", and "forwards". I'm not sure if that's an English/British thing but it continually made me a bit crazy (it's like nails on a chalkboard to me...I kn
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Li
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-complete
*I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.* i would give this a 3.5 out of 5 its above average and entertaining. I've tried to keep this review spoiler free.

This book is aimed at older kids or early teens. Its in the fantasy genre but is set in this world in current times.
When i was 12/13 this was just the type of book i was into. It reminds me of the likes of l j smith's night world series or animorphs.

The book is fast paced, action packed and the story is interesting. It will
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Mike
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall I enjoyed this: there's lots of life in the characterization of the teenage kids (though perhaps, being of a grandfatherly age, I personally found some of the falling in and out of love stuff superfluous to the story!) and the big scenes are really exciting and well-handled. It's a bit of a pity then that the climax is slightly underdone with Brownlee not giving us the expected suspense that would arise from a scene in which two of the characters obtain the secret documents, but in gener ...more
Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great storytelling of how the Morphers came to be! You don’t have to read the other two novels in order to enjoy this one. Although this is aimed to a younger teenage audience it is nice to see how the Morphers came to be. This shows how the trio came upon the experiment with Professor Polgas. This is to find out what your inner beast is. The teens are then given an opportunity to participate in the experiment. When they make this decision to be a part of this they have no idea how this will imp ...more
Jay
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
The experiment of professor polgas Is a good book which delves into the the rarely touched subject of animal transformation as well as the racism which occurs in many people's daily lives. The book was an excellent read which I found hard to put down.

While reading though the only problem I had was that at times the pace changed so suddenly I found hard to keep up with. This in turn made me question why the sudden change of pace and who is the author trying to target this book at. Also the actual
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Ramona Plant
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of, I have read the other 2 books that take place in the future of this one. This one stands on its own and gives you the "how did that happen". Sarah Brownlee expertly fills you in how everything came about, and makes a fantastic stand alone book. She throws you in a near future, but with science going astray. I like how she came up with this unique concept.

The pace of the book is perfect. I kept reading on and hardly put this book down. Blaise is a very strong young character, and is som
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Jesse Presgraves
May 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book wasnt what I really expected. I knew as a kid's book what I was getting into. However, I found that there was a lot more repetition of information than I thought possible such as describing a large man's walrus like mustache twice in the same paragraph. I also felt that while it was nice to see some typical problems of racism and sexism it was always handled wring and ended in some kind of physical fight, which I felt sent the wrong message. Ultimately, it wasn't terrible but it wasnt ...more
Sarah Seals
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Good characters and an entertaining story. Had many aspects that teens would experience in real life, from bullies to crushes, to great friendships. I liked how it ended and would definitely recommend it. It is an easy read and great for older children or teens.
Denise
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-book-goal
** I received a copy of this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.**

'The Experiment of Professor Polgas' was an interesting read. I rounded up with my rating, mainly due to the dialogue. It seemed forced in a way. I thought the storyline was very creative, but the way the characters talked to each other seemed a bit forced. Maybe it's because I'm American and the way we talk is a bit different than those overseas. Not sure, but either way, the story was intriguing. The characters were
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Alina
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun- filled epic story of how Morphs came to be. Meant for children/teens but can be enjoyed by adults none the less.
If you had questions about the world of ' How the Wolf Lost Her Heart', then 'The Experiment of Professor Polgas' answers them for you in a fun and thrilling way. Honestly, i'd recommend reading this first before diving into Ms. Brownlee's other novels. You'll be ahead of the curve. I received this novel for free from the author and have written this review of my own f
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Jenn *loves dragons and wolves*
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Sheryl
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent story for any teen, 13-16, who is starting to enjoy the paranormal stories. It centers around a group of teens and their adventures after they are invited to take a survey and what happens after that. This is in the written British English text so a few of the words are different and not misspelled.

I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book.
Sarah Hughes
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even tho this book is aimed at a significantly younger audience, I really enjoyed it. Loved finding out how the Morphers came to be. The ending was just heart warming. Great book :)

5 stars for Sarah Brownlee
Marzia Torchio
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Sayantoni Das
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The story is quite extraordinary I must say. The blurb was enough to throw considerable light on the plot but I was amazed by the art of storytelling and the way secrets unfolded. The story itself is unique and that's how it immediately earns a point.
I believe this book has the potential of being listed with the other mainstream books that people rave about all the time, because trust me, it is that good! I laughed out loud so many times. I definite
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Sarah Brownlee is a Young Adult and Children's author based in London, England. Her debut novel 'How the Wolf Lost Her Heart' is a YA Paranormal Romance set in a grim, futuristic London where thugs and criminals run the city and Morphers (people who can transform into their spirit animal) exist. Its sequel, YA Fantasy Dystopian 'How the Tiger Faced His Challenge' was released in October 2015 and c ...more