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April 03, 2012

Review: Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson - Farah

Title: Replication: The Jason Experiment
Author: Jill Williamson
Publisher: Zonderkidz 
Publication Date: December 7th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Sci-Fi)
Challenges: SARC, A-Z
Source: Publisher
Format: Finished Copy
Pages: 294
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 never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars. As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures---the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he's ever known.
I don't even know how to start writing this review, because Replication was breath taking. At first, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I didn't quiet understand the synopsis, and I had no idea what it was talking about. I just started it, and it definitely welcomed me with many surprises. Jill Williamson created an amazing story that is about 1 of the 55 clones whose name is Martyr. All the clones have the same face, and are being fooled by the doctor's, thinking that their purpose in life is to protect the humans from a toxic. They all think they die at the age of 18, and are all prisoned in an underground lab that no one knows about. Just tell me, how can someone think of something as twisted and awesome as this?
At first, I thought the story might be a bit suffocating, but I'm glad Jill also included the other main protagonist, Abby Goyer. Abby Goyer is a normal teenage girl, who suddenly has to move to Alaska with her father for his new job. While she think that he's working in a normal lab, her father gets his nose into some unethical business, which is the Jason Farms where the clones are located. The story starts to get really interesting when Martyr decides to get out of the farm, just to see the sky before he dies. 
The characters are all very well described, and I just loved how Martyr's and Abby's relationship developed. Martyr's character felt very realistic to me. He was this innocent 17 year old boy who questioned everything he saw, which made me squeal at his adorable questions sometimes. The story kept me turning pages, and it was filled with intensity. Definitely a book I would recommend to everyone out there!
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  1. Wow, this sounds great! I have seen it around before but I never knew what it was about. awesome review! :)

  2. I really enjoyed reading Replication too! I recently started the Jus Accardo Denazen Series that reminded me a little of Jill williamsons great book!

    1. oh my God reallyy?! I have that book and i havent started it yet! wow makes me wanna go ahead and start it! hahaha