The Firefly Code

The Firefly Code

eBook - 2016
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Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect that Mori and her friends are curious . . . Where exactly did Ilana come from, and why does she act so strange sometimes? When Ilana's secret is revealed, the kids on Firefly Lane must decide: is it finally time to start questioning the only world they've ever known? In a stunningly imaginative story, critically acclaimed author Megan Frazer Blakemore takes readers on a journey with five friends-new and old-that will have everyone talking about not just what makes people human, but what makes them true friends.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016.
ISBN: 9781619636378
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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)

Jul 26, 2016

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

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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