Taylor Five (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 9, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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A gripping, deeply moving adventure raises startling questions about what it means to be human.

Taylor Walker seems like any ordinary 14-year-old. Ordinary—if you overlook the fact that she lives on the island of Borneo, on a primate reserve run by her parents, and knows how to survive in the jungle. Obviously, Tay isn’t just like everyone else. But she is like one other person. She’s exactly like one other person. Tay is a clone, one of only five in the world, and her clone mother is Pam Taylor, a brilliant scientist.

When rebels attack the reserve, Tay escapes with her younger brother and Uncle, an exceptionally intelligent orangutan. As they flee through the jungle, Tay must look within to find her strength: Pam’s DNA, tempered by Taylor’s extraordinary life. And she looks to Uncle for guidance—for Tay knows that the uncanny bond between Uncle and herself is the key to their survival.

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Wasn't overly impressed with this book, but had to read it as I'll be teaching it next year. If I could, I'd give it 3.5 stars. Uncle was the best character. :) Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Taylor has a fear: that her identity will soon be discovered and she will no longer be able to live the peaceful life she has always known. She lives on the orangutan reserve on the jungle island of ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ann Halam writes adult science fiction and fantasy books under the name Gwyneth Jones.

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