by Jessica Khoury
Pia has always known her destiny. A product of five generations of work, she was born immortal, the first of her kind. Hidden deep in the jungle, she has been groomed her entire life for a life of science. She will be the beginning of a new race, working to create more immortal beings who will live forever in physical perfection. And that's all she's ever wanted. Until the night of her 17th birthday, when she discovers a hole in the fence that protects her compound from the jungle outside. A hole that allows her to briefly escape where she meets Eio. A hole that shows her that immortality is one thing, but an eternity alone is a life not worth living.
This book surprised me. I was not expecting it to be all that fantastic, but Pia is a likable character who has to break away from everything she has ever known. She has always been told she was perfect, not able to be hurt, but it comes down to it she chooses a normal life. Her curiosity about the world is catching, and the love story with Eio is a great add. Overall a great read for any teen who likes more realistic science fiction.
Genre: Science Fiction
Age Level: 9th Grade