Replication [The Jason Experiment]
Title: Replication [The Jason Experiment]
Author: Jill Williamson
Hardcover: 304 pages
Release Date: December 27, 2011
Reading Level: Young Adult
What if almost everyone around you looked exactly like you? What if you were told your entire life that the air above ground was toxic and that your purpose in life was to save the people who live above ground from the toxic air by giving your life to make an antidote? What if you found out it was all lies?
Replication takes us on a journey through a world in which a secret lab is doing something that flies in the face of ethics and God – they are cloning human beings.
This book takes a look, albeit in novel form, at what ethical and theological questions could arise from the successful cloning of human beings. Could God have a purpose for a human being who was not created naturally, but created through the process of cloning? Is it right for humans to play God and clone humans – or anything for that matter?
Seventeen year old Abby Goyer is a great character – she is a good, God-fearing girl who is also science minded, proving that God and science can coexist if one is willing to keep to proper ethics.
Seventeen, soon to be eighteen, year old Martyr is another great character – naive about the way things are in the real world, yet so willing to learn about God and what his purpose for a clone could possibly be.
Replication is a fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down read. If I hadn’t needed to do other things, like school work, I wouldn’t have put this book down until I’d finished it. If you are looking for a part science-fiction, part thriller book with a Christian perspective, Replication is the book for you.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.