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Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

What would it be like to know you would die in four years?

WITHER, author Lauren DeStefano’s debut young adult novel and Book 1 in The Chemical Garden Trilogy, brings us into just such a dystopian world where modern science has created a genetic time bomb.

In a botched effort to perfect the human race, scientists have released a virus into the DNA that has left all males with a lifespan of just twenty-five years and females with only twenty years to live. While geneticists are searching for a miracle cure to restore a normal lifespan, girls as young as thirteen are being kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages to keep the population going until an antidote is found.

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kimberly in Book Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments