Tuesday, June 7, 2016


The Firefly Code
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2016. Fiction. 352p.

Mori and her friends on Firefly Lane live a predictable and comfortable life in their utopian community of Old Harmonie. They are given the finest education and are sheltered from the sicknesses that ravage the Outside. Their biggest worry is choosing which skill to have surgically enhanced in their brain when they turn 13 years old, and wondering whether their DNA is natural or was “designed” by their parents.

When Ilana moves to town, Mori is awed by her near perfection, but can’t understand why she becomes secretive when asked about her past and takes mysterious trips to the doctor. When Mori and her friends find out the truth about Ilana, they will be forced to question everything they’ve ever been told.

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