Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday/ Lucy by Laurence Gonzales

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.   

ISBN: 9780307272607
Author: Gonzales, Laurence
Publisher:Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: July 2010

Lucy, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a primatologist, a girl who has had only apes as playmates, is rescued from the jungles of the Congo during a civil war uprising and brought to live in the suburbs of Chicago. The stunning revelation of who—and what—she is sets in motion her fight for survival and for her very right to exist.


Here is a novel that has as its underpinnings the moral, ethical, and philosophical issues of cutting-edge biotechnology, genetic engineering, and cloning, and that masterfully explores what it means to be human (Publisher's Comments from GoodReads).

 The reasons I chose this is because it reminds me of Eva by Peter Dickinson, which I read several year ago and recently  reviewed  for a Recommend Me Friday. 

As far as I know this is NOT actually a YA book, but I  felt this might work as a cross over novel since the story revolves around a fourteen year-old girl.


So what are you waiting on?

20 comments:

Diane said...

I don't read much YA, but this sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Thanks Jan

Manga Maniac said...

This book sounds like something I would enjoy. I have added it to my wish list. Thanks!

Aleksandra said...

Sounds like a beautiful read!

Lisa said...

Though I don't read much YA I think I could like this story. Good pick!

brizmus said...

Is this a true story? I feel like I remember hearing about this - looks great!

booksploring said...

This reminds me of another book I read a few years ago and really enjoyed...can't for the life of me remember its name though! This sounds like another one I would enjoy :-)

Beverly said...

That sounds good. Stop by my blog at The Wormhole

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds fascinating. Love the little logo at the top of this post.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Bibliobabe said...

This looks really good. I'm excited to see your review. The premise sounds amazing.

Wendy said...

What a great premise. I just added this one to my list, I've really been into reading YA lately and don't want to miss this one this summer!

Carina said...

Sounds interesting!

This is what I'm waiting for this week.

Christina T said...

This does look intriguing. I love the cover and how spare it is.

Book Sake said...

This one does sound great!

Thanks for stopping by BookSake.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow, this one looks so interesting!! thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of it before!!

Chachic said...

Thanks for checking out my WoW post. Yours looks interesting but I don't know if it's my kind of thing.

Can I just say that I love your banner and the quote that's in there? :)

Crystal said...

This sounds pretty interesting and different from a lot of stuff..great choice!

Rhiana said...

This sounds fascinating, great pick!

I must apologise, I've only just realised I wasn't actually following you! Not sure how that happened, but I am now.

Alayne said...

What an interesting premise, great pick! Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

Sara said...

Wow, I haven't heard of this, but it sounds wonderful. Really different then what I'm used to. Awesome pick :D

Jen G. said...

That definitely sounds intriguing!

 
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