Primatologist Jenny Lowe is studying bonobo chimpanzees deep in the Congo when she is caught in a deadly civil war that leaves a fellow researcher dead and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for Lucy as her own. But as she reads... show more
Primatologist Jenny Lowe is studying bonobo chimpanzees deep in the Congo when she is caught in a deadly civil war that leaves a fellow researcher dead and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. Realizing that the child has no living relatives, Jenny begins to care for Lucy as her own. But as she reads the late scientist’s notebooks, she discovers that Lucy is the result of a shocking experiment, and that the adorable, magical, wonderful girl she has come to love is an entirely new hybrid species—half human, half bonobo.
Publish date: July 12th 2011
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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