Laurence Gonzales’s electrifying adventure opens in the jungles of the Congo. Jenny Lowe, a primatologist studying chimpanzees—the bonobos—is running for her life.A civil war has exploded and Jenny is trapped in its crosshairs . . . She runs to the camp of a fellow primatologist.The rebels have... show more
Laurence Gonzales’s electrifying adventure opens in the jungles of the Congo. Jenny Lowe, a primatologist studying chimpanzees—the bonobos—is running for her life.A civil war has exploded and Jenny is trapped in its crosshairs . . . She runs to the camp of a fellow primatologist.The rebels have already been there.Everyone is dead except a young girl, the daughter of Jenny’s brutally murdered fellow scientist—and competitor.Jenny and the child flee, Jenny grabbing the notebooks of the primatologist who’s been killed. She brings the girl to Chicago to await the discovery of her relatives. The girl is fifteen and lovely—her name is Lucy.Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for her as her own. When she reads the notebooks written by Lucy’s father, she discovers that the adorable, lovely, magical Lucy is the result of an experiment. She is part human, part ape—a hybrid human being . . . Laurence Gonzales’s novel grabs you from its opening pages and you stay with it, mesmerized by the shy but fierce, wonderfully winning Lucy.
Publish date: July 13th 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
The story was interesting enough to overshadow the rather drab writing. I think it would have been better done from anyone's first person perspective instead of third - but doing it that way allowed the author to skip over a lot character development (e.g. everyone loves Lucy, we're told, but I'm no...
Lucy was my favorite required reading of the summer. I know a lot of classmates didn't enjoy the story as much, and it's true this type of tale is not everyones cup of tea. It's a sci-fi story of a genetically engineered girl and the researcher who adopts her. The actually story is charming, as Lucy...
Lucy is a hybrid human,with human and bonobo ape genes created by her father, a primatologist working in Congo. After a rebellion, he is left dead and Lucy is rescued by another researcher (unaware of Lucy's parentage) as she escapes the country. The book is a Young Adult novel, so its issues are ai...
An odd story, the focus throughout is "what's going to happen when They find out about Lucy?" And then, the particular part of the story makes very little sense, and no one ever does understand it. So, yes, it could have been tighter, and clearer, and less coincidental.Yes, the science aspect is a...
Quite enjoyed this book. It's full of wonderful feelings between the main characters, Jenny (a scientist) and Lucy (the half-human she finds in Africa). Thrown together by war, the two females bond and become family in spite of the many ways Lucy is not quite like other humans. The story really pick...
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