Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Recommended: 15 and up

A lot of the themes in this book were really disturbing and there were clear scenes of self-harm and thoughts of suicide. Would not recommend if you aren’t comfortable with those type of books.

“I don’t like the word clone. I prefer to call myself…”

Blueprint

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Iris is a famous pianist and when she plays, notes flow from the piano like water in a river. However, she mas multiple sclerosis. And it’s progressing quite rapidly. Being a single, middle-aged woman, Iris has no children of her own. So she makes the decision to have one.

Except she wants the child to be exactly like her.

And so the first genetically engineered identical child, named Siri, is born.

However, there is a flaw in Iris’ plan that she did not consider. Her daughter’s independent emotions. As Siri grows up, she becomes exactly like her mother, but she also begins to detest her mother, so much so that she says that her mother has created a monster.

Being her mother’s copy and having nothing unique of her own, Siri is slowly driven to the breaking point. She takes on her mother’s persona and sleeps with her associates. She hurts herself, just so that her scars will make her different from her mother.

Will Siri ever come to terms with who she really is?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Blueprint (Young Adult Fiction)

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