Pure

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Second Story Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 245 pages
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Young Adult. With the potential for cloning already a reality, today's teens will soon have to face some major ethical questions. Who has a right to determine a person's genetic make-up? And how will we treat our genetic underclass? In "Pure", fifteen-year-old Lenni is a gifted healer to some and to others only skidge -- an illegal genetic experiment gone horribly wrong. Set in a future where genetic engineering of humans is forbidden, this novel tells of Lenni's escape from Dawn, a community controlled by the Genetic Purity Council.
 

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Lenni is a misfit who has a surprising figt of healing She believes she is PURE; a human with unaltered DNA rather than skidge, a genetic experiment gone wrong. When Purity pursues its investigation of her, she finds out she is wrong. Read full review

Contents

The portrait
11
Skidge
20
Mother
31
Waterstone
43
Jonahs portrait
49
Letters
57
The academy
61
Purity
76
Duke and rae
130
Who am i?
142
A visitor
157
Tested
166
Downpour
174
Not my father
183
Family reunion
192
Into the ache
202

Fighting indigo
84
Fire
93
Undertow
95
Unnatural construct
101
Rylant
108
Broken
117
Classified
209
Collision
221
The cabal
229
Toward the sun
235
Acknowledgements
245
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About the author (2005)

Karen Krossing's first novel for teens, Take the Stairs, has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award, 2005. Karen was a book editor and technical writer before she began writing fiction. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

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