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ISBN: 014240327X

ISBN13: 9780142403273

Double Helix

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Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.

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This book is about an eighteen-year-old boy named Eli and the mystery of his secret past and his job at Wyatt Transgenics where he discovers things about himself. When I started reading this book, I immediately got sucked into the story. The word choice is phenomenal, and I felt like I was actually there. When I saw the book it just screamed, "Read me!" maybe because I'm into this technology stuff. But, I think anyone from age 13+ will enjoy this book. It has so many different styles in it. Science fiction, romance, suspense, and mystery are all crammed into this one book! I also like how the title of the book is subtlety slipped into the story. So when you notice it you say, "So that is why it's named Double Helix." Another thing I like is the cover; I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but I do. If the cover doesn't look good I usually won't pick it up off of the shelf. The whole time I was reading this book it was like nothing else in the world mattered. I just could not put the book down. Out of the many books I have read this is one of the best.

Courtesy of Teens Read Too

After recently reading and reviewing Nancy Werlin's The Rules of Survival, I went in search of some of her other books. I discovered DOUBLE HELIX, and it didn't disappoint me. Eli Samuels, salutatorian of his graduating class, has decided to postpone college for a year. His father is not pleased. But Eli is struggling to decide just exactly where he is headed in life. Complicating matters are his relationship with his girlfriend and his mother's illness, Huntington's disease. Eli and his father have been struggling with Ava's illness for many years, but the end is near. She is confined to a nursing home and not even aware of their visits. Eli's future is uncertain because Huntington's disease is hereditary. His mother may have passed him the gene which carries the disease. A simple blood test holds the answer, but Eli is not ready to know the truth. Dr. Quincy Wyatt, a famous scientific researcher, offers Eli a job at Wyatt Transgenics. It involves caring for research animals and helping in the lab. The more Eli learns about Dr. Wyatt and the work of his company, the more he begins to question what he knows about his own life. Using clever twists and turns, Nancy Werlin has created a real nail-biter that makes this book hard to put down. Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"

Fascinating Reading

I like a book in which I can learn something new and interesting while following an exciting plot. Double Helix is a perfect example of such a book. I gained insights into DNA research--for both good and bad purposes--while trying to figure out the mysterious connection between eccentric scientist Dr. Wyatt and lab intern Eli's family. Powerful writing from Nancy Werlin, as usual!

An Excellent Book

The setting is in present time. It is a science fiction book that deals with cloning and DNA manipulation. The suspense keeps the story moving throughout the book. Eli is an 18 year old who doesn't know what he wants to do with his life. By chance a famed scientist Dr. Wyatt took interest in Eli and gave him a good job. A job that his father is abosolutly agianst Eli in taking. What ever the reason Eli's father doesn't want him taking the job, it is to painful for him to speak about. Eli thinks that there is some connection between Dr. Wyatt and his family and wants some answers. This is an excellent book to read and I would suggest everybody who would like a good read to read this book. This would definatly one of the best books I've ever read.

Werlin at her best!

This book was amazing! I absolutely loved every part of it. The summary above explains the plot, but the greatness of this novel cannot be put into words. I recommend this book to anyone who has read Nancy Werlin's books before, and anyone who wants a good read. Thumbs up!
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