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Genesis Alpha
Contributor(s): Michaels, Rune (Author)

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ISBN: 1416918868     ISBN-13: 9781416918868
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $14.44  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2007

Annotation: A first-time novelist explodes onto the teen-lit scene with a story that recalls some of the most gripping and chilling work by Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling, and Philip K. Dick.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - General (see Also Headings Under Family)
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2007001446
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 600(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.84" H x 5.84" W x 8.48" (0.67 lbs) 193 pages
- Topical - Death/Dying
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, Nominee, Grades 9-12, 2010
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 05/01/2007 pg. 452
Voice of Youth Advocates 06/01/2007 pg. 165 - Recommended - Better Than Most
Kliatt 05/01/2007 pg. 16
Booklist 05/15/2007 pg. 42
School Library Journal 07/01/2007 pg. 106
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2007 pg. 41
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 374 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Voya Best Sci-Fi/Fantsy/Horror 04/01/2008 pg. 12
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 116356
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 7.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh and Max have an even deeper connection. Because Josh was born for a reason. It was Josh's stem cells, harvested when Josh was newly born, that saved his dying older brother's life.

Now that same beloved older brother is arrested, accused of the brutal murder of a teenage girl. Josh is bewildered. Is Max really a monster, or is all of this a terrible mistake? And if the worst is true and Max is guilty, does that mean Josh is guilty too? After all, Max wouldn't exist without him. But this is only the beginning. Before long, Josh will come to a number of searing revelations -- revelations that have dire implications not only for Max's future, but for Josh's as well.

Rune Michaels explodes onto the teen literature scene with this gripping, chilling debut -- a compelling picture of the intersection where science, family, and morality collide.

Contributor Bio(s): Michaels, Rune: - Rune Michaels studied psychology at the University of Iceland and at the University of Copenhagen. Her books include Genesis Alpha, The Reminder, and Nobel Genes. She lives with her family in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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