Origin by Jessica Khoury

June 17th, 2014 by

Origin_Jessica-Khoury[Note from Kidsmomo: This book is recommended for ages 12 and up.]

Submitted by Cece, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

Have you ever wanted to be able to live forever??? Well in Origin a science fiction book by Jessica Khoury , Pia is an immortal made by a group of scientists. Pia was supposed to grow up and help make more immortals like her, but when she breaks the rules on her 17th birthday by going out into the jungle she runs into a native named Eio and falls in love with him and his tribe. Soon enough with the help of Aunt Harriet Pia starts sneaking off to see Eio. But when she uncovers the truth about Little Cam she know’s that her Uncle Antonio was right. My favorite part in this book is when Pia meets Ami a young native for the first time and they go swimming in a creek. I like this part because it has a lot of action since they get attacked by a snake and Ami is one of my favorite characters because she is happy all the time. If you like action and dystopian novels then this book is for you.