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How long do you want to live? Alexa Denisovitch, a refugee from Kosovo during the 1999 war, is just seventeen when she is accepted by GenGineer Laboratories as a Tester for Longeva, a revolutionary additive that may significantly extend her longevity. But becoming a Tester has unintended consequences and Longeva causes devastating unforeseen side effects. Confronting envir ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published May 17th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Deborah Ross
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
One Day in the Life of Alexa, by Lisa Mason (Bast Books, 2017) incorporates lively prose, past/present time jumps, and the consequences of longevity technology. Kosovo refugee Alexa enrolls in a secret pilot program designed to extend her life span. Her best friend, Marya, is not accepted, but Marya’s infant aka “Little Monster” is. As the decades roll by, Alexa adapts to a life of constant measurement and surveillance. And youth, for she ages only very slowly (and Little Monster takes years to ...more
John Loyd
Mar 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
GenGineer Laboratories created Longeva. A drug that promises to stave off the effects of aging. Alexa was in the first trial group to get it and eighty years later she is still sending in her daily test results. Told in a series of flashbacks we learn how Alexa went from refugee to tester and how she survived war, Marya, side effects, terrorism, natural disaster, accidents and life in general.

Short novel, it went fast. Well paced. So many dismal things happen that it could have just been depress
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