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by Jon McGoran

| 400 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 18.95
ISBN: 9780823438556 | 09-30-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: TENTH | Age: 14 up

Themes: Science Fiction, Acceptance & Belonging, Making Choices, Loyalty, Friendship

About the Book

In this gripping sci-fi thriller, genetically altered teens fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human. Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what's about to happen to her best friend, Del. Del is obsessed with becoming a chimera (ki-mir-a): a person who pays back-alley geneticists, known as "genies," to illegally splice animal genes into their own. The resulting physical changes have scared lawmakers into drafting legislation declaring chimeras officially nonpersons—so when Del goes missing, Jimi is desperate to find him before he alters himself forever.

As she tries to save him, Jimi must face down unscrupulous people who are eager to hunt chimeras—all while knowing that if that is the choice Del has made, he's leaving her behind forever.