The Firefly Code

The Firefly Code

Book - 2016
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Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in Old Harmonie, a utopian community where every kid knows he or she is genetically engineered to be better and smarter, but when a strangely perfect new girl named Ilana moves in, the friends begin to question the only world they have ever known.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781619636361
1619636360
Branch Call Number: J BLAKEMO
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 22 cm

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AndLib1 Oct 26, 2016

Great book for a book club. What is a human? When does genetic manipulation enhances ones original self, and when does it change the original being into a new/designed individual? These are the questions the Firefly 5 are face with as they transition from 6th to 7th Grade, from 11 to 12 years old when they have to choose their "latancy" which will determine who they become and what jobs they will take. All of this is done in a near future Utopian atmosphere reminiscent of "The Giver" by Lois Lowery.

This should be on every STEAM, STEM and social sciences teachers bookshelf because the tech part of the story is enmeshed in the universal themes of safety without choice, or choice without safety. Taking responsibility for your life and actions, and above all this book is about friendship. A book kids will want to read for the characters and story, but one that will leave them with questions that address current events. Not sure its the first in a series, which would be fantastic. But it could be more powerful left as a stand alone. (Also on my Goodreads reviews)

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rosebud2112
Jul 26, 2016

Good option for the younger set that wants to read Divergent, but is not quite ready for it.

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MajorMajorX2
Jun 14, 2016

Entertaining but I saw the twist coming from a long way off!

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AndLib1 Oct 26, 2016

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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