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A Perfect Blank



by
Rye Duran

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Enslow/West 44 Books
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781538382868
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Project Apogee had one mission: to create biologically engineered perfect teenagers. The teenagers were supposed to be expressions of a perfect genetic mapping of traits, an example of the New Human. But when the teens go before the project committee, they are found to be utterly normal and unremarkable, a disappointment. Then there's Alex, the lost teen who failed years ago, who might just be the most remarkable of them all.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

200

Trim Size

5 3/4" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3.9: points 1

Lexile

570L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2020

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Science fiction. Genetic engineering. Experiments. Transgender people. Gender nonconforming people. Friendships. Social bonds. Novels in verse. LGBTQ.

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Meet Alex: one of 10 biologically engineered humans as part of Project Apogee. For years, these promising New Humans have been the next level of genetic perfection. Except for Alex, who at the age of eight is kicked out of the program for testing only slightly above average (and exuding too many “feminine qualities”). Now 15, Alex is thriving, living as their true self with a truly amazing skill until one phone call leads them back to Project Apogee. The nine other perfect humans have all just tested as unextraordinary and Project Apogee needs Alex, the first failure and possibly now the most extraordinary, to help. A solid debut from trans author Duran that looks into a sci-fi future not too distant from our own. Written in free verse, the plot’s pacing moves rapidly, using Project Apogee to explore societal views on what makes a human flawless. The dynamic of the authority figure (Project Apogee) vs. the moldable individuals (New Humans) allows Alex to beautifully stand up for themselves by embracing who they are and what they love. Though there is a very quick and clean resolution, Alex’s journey toward self-love really hits home near the end when they realize that no one is a mistake, and no one needs to prove their worth. For the collection looking to build its LGBT titles, this is a book that praises every life as remarkable and worthy.

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