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Deadly Design

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Designer genes drive suspenseful sci-fi thriller.

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The dangers of genetic manipulation drive this suspenseful medical thriller. Author Debra Dockter sets up an intriguing scenario and follows it to its satisfying, action-packed conclusion. And there are plenty of plot twists along the way. DEADLY DESIGN raises fascinating questions about the ethics of tampering with the human genome, even if it plays a little fast and loose with how far the technology has progressed at this time.

The relationship between Kyle and his girlfriend Cami develops in realistic and sensitive fashion, free of the needless drama that sometimes afflicts couples in similar books.

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