Review “Replication: The Jason Experiment” by Jill Williamson


Title: Replication: The Jason Experiment
By: Jill Williamson
Published by: Zondervan
Released on: December 27, 2011
Source: Netgalley

“Replication: The Jason Experiment” was a really unique book. I have never read a book about cloning before or the effects on the clones and this was really pulled me in. I will admit the beginning was a tad slow but once the action starts coming it doesn’t stop.

J:3:3 is a Jason, one of the dozens that live at an underground facility called Jason Farms. When Abby Goyer moves to Alaska she never envisioned that she would stumble across the workings of a “mad scientist”.

She is shocked one night to find a boy in her room that looks just like JD Kane, even more shocking is that he is not JD Kane.

There are a lot of really good questions discussed in this book dealing with the creation of humans and it was interesting to read about them. For example is a clone a human? They are not created naturally as humans are, instead they are created in a lab and grown from there.

Through the course of the book we get to see Abby’s relationship with her father grow, and that was really something that I loved. There was a lot of character growth and it was interesting to see that.

We also get to see Marty (J:3:3) grow from a clone into a human. We get to see him evolve and share many new experiences with the characters in the book.

Abby has unwavering faith as the book goes forward and I really believe that it was her strength that guided everyone in this town. Abby is a strong character and we could gain a lot by having more female protagonists such as her in YA books.

Overall I really liked this book and if you are looking for something completely unique, filled with action, small hints at romance, and a good faith driven story you will really like this book. I give it four stars.