by Jon McGoran


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Spliced by Jon McGoran

In this gripping sci-fi thriller, genetically altered teens fight for survival in a near-future society that is redefining what it means to be human.
Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what’s about to happen to her best friend, Del. Del is obsessed with becoming a chimera (ki-mir-a): a person who pays back-alley geneticists, known as "genies," to illegally splice animal genes into their own. The resulting physical changes have scared lawmakers into drafting legislation declaring chimeras officially nonpersons—so when Del goes missing, Jimi is desperate to find him before he alters himself forever. 

As she tries to save him, Jimi must face down unscrupulous people and risk her own life—all while knowing that if getting spliced is the choice Del has made, it means he’s leaving her behind forever.

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ISBN-13: 9780823438556
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 09/29/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 296,525
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jon McGoran has written several books for adults, including the D.H. Dublin series and the eco-thrillers Drift and Deadout, which Publishers Weekly called "outstanding" in a starred review. Jon McGoran is also a founding member of The Liars Club, a blog for and by writers. Spliced is his first book for young adults. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first novel by Jon McGoran that I have read and I'm already in love with the world he has created. Spliced is set in such an intensely interesting world I was pulled in from the start, delving into political issues, human rights and what it means to lose them, the cruelty that we can show towards one another when we stop seeing each other as equals, and what it means to be human itself. Is it our DNA that defines us? Or is it our humanity that truly makes us human? The characters are fantastic and relatable and you'll fall in love with each one. McGoran's writing style, with his strong command on realistic characters both male and female and his acutely realistic world building reminds me a great deal of author Neal Shusterman and his works such as Unwind and Scythe. If you are a fan of his work, you will love McGoran and Spliced as well.