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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tropical sci-fi adventure builds to bloody mayhem.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Vitro is one of the best books I’ve ever read!

I am a mother of 6and 10 year old girls.I wanted my daughter to be able to read this book as it has some very entertaining and thought provoking subjects,but it includes some things I think were above her age level.i don’t want to give the story away,I would say it’s a PG-13 rating and parents all have different guidelines for their children so they should definitely read it first.Its well worth the read!I wish there were a movie Vitro!

Is It Any Good?

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VITRO is an interesting follow-up to author Jessica Khoury's Origin, introducing a new set of protagonists but sharing the same corporate antagonist. Once again, human genetic experimentation is running amok in the tropics, and it's up to a band of brave young people to set things right. Sophie, Jim, Lux, and the psychopathic Nicholas all are multidimensional characters, revealing sides of themselves that are not obvious at first. The adult villains are a bit less nuanced, sometimes tipping into melodramatic cliches.

The plot is suspenseful and twisty, but it goes off the rails a bit at the climax, when the violent reversals come too thick and fast. Readers may find the mayhem pushes past the point of credulity, and Vitro ends up a tad diminished from its promising start.

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