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Origin

Khoury, Jessica (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"An immortal girl is raised in the depths of the Amazon only to discover that there is more to life than forever"-- "Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever"--
Authors: Khoury, Jessica, 1990-
Title: Origin
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2012.
Characteristics: 393 p. ;,22 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "An immortal girl is raised in the depths of the Amazon only to discover that there is more to life than forever"--
"Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever"--
Local Note: bt/la-bt/ltm
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ISBN: 1595145958
9781595145956
1595145966
9781595145963
Statement of Responsibility: Jessica Khoury
Subject Headings: Amazon River Region Young adult fiction. Rain forests Young adult fiction. Indigenous peoples Young adult fiction. Science Experiments Young adult fiction. Immortality Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Rain forests
Indigenous peoples
Science
Immortality
LCCN: 2012014447
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Comment by: MadReads Oct 10, 2012

Similar to a lot of the dystopian novels but still an interesting and fast-paced read.


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It was a really interesting book. I recommend it.

Jul 17, 2014
  • Pucca rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful story, I'm surprised it's not more popular!!! Just picked it up off the shelf and found an excellent book, and I'm picky, so congrats to Jessica Khoury, you're amazing.
Love love love!! Please read it if you're considering it.

Jul 31, 2013
  • ZainaJenkins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

absolutely love this book, kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more!

Jul 16, 2013
  • swebb98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book to read if you love rainforests and biology. I found this book very captivating- I stayed up all night just to finish it, and read it a second time less than a month later. I can't wait for Khourey's second book, Vitrol!

Mar 13, 2013
  • tocch101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A good read that makes you think about mortality and what it means to be immortal. The character development is well done and no one seems to step out of their defined role while still growing. The end was predictable if you can pick up on details, but otherwise great.

This is an amazing book! Although you might not understand it if you are not mature. Please read1

Feb 04, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There have been several new authors on the YA scene in the last couple of years that have produced some really interesting work. I think this is one to watch for. Really great premise, voice and characters. Solid read.

Jan 11, 2013
  • JennaSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Unique view on immortality. beautiful story, characters have depth and the twists never end

"Raised in a secret laboratory hidden in the Amazon rain forest, 16-year-old Pia was genetically engineered to be perfect, and she's being trained to lead a new immortal race. But Pia is curious - and frustrated by the scientists' refusal to indulge her questions about the outside world - and, on her 17th birthday, she escapes from the only home she's ever known. Wandering through the jungle, she meets a boy from a nearby village and begins to learn some startling truths about her captors... and about love. With a dystopian edge and lots of action, Origin is a good pick for fans of other blends of romance and SF, such as Gennifer Albin's Crewel." Teen Scene January 2013 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=586158

A page turner no doubt finished it in a day:) worth reading

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Dec 05, 2012
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Dec 05, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia'sorigin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever"-

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Dec 08, 2012
  • PSMP0005997157 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: i kill people and watch them bleed

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Dec 05, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"An immortal girl is raised in the depths of the Amazon only to discover that there is more to life than forever"-

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