Book Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury
The Fountain of Youth. The Holy Grail. It seems like we are always on the quest for immortality. But what if scientists had found the answer in a simple flower found deep in the rainforest? In Origin by Jessica Khoury, they have – but at what cost?
Pia is an immortal, the first of her kind. Bred through several generations at a secret scientific facility called Little Cam, she is perfect – at least that is what she has always been told. But her secret comes with many costs, one of which is that she has never left the secret lab that she calls home. She has never seen the world, never played with children, never learned history.
Origin by Jessica Khoury. Published by Razor Bill Books in 2012. ISBN: 978-1-595-6. A 2012 Cybils nominee in the Teen Science Fiction and Fantasy category.
Filed under: Book Reviews, Immortality, Jessica Khoury, Origin, Science Fiction
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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