So there’s this team of scientists who are trying to create immortals. They have discovered that there is a way to do it, but it takes five generations of “subjects” to do it. So for five generations, these scientists have been working towards their goal. And they achieved it in Pia. She is 17 and is immortal. She remembers everything perfectly, is impervious to disease, and heals instantly if she is injured. She lives in a lab deep in the Amazon forest and is somewhat content with her life. Until. There’s always an until, right? Enter Harriet Fields/Dr. Klutz. Many people may say it is Eio (the native Amazon boy) that throws a wrench into Pia’s world, but that wrench was thrown when Harriet rode in. Harriet embodied the wildness, the fiery attitude that Pia had deep down, even though she didn’t know it.
I will recommend this to students who enjoy romance novels, science fiction, and books with a multicultural element.