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Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descentants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the goal of training her to carry on their dangerous work. For as long as she can remember, Pia's greatest desire has been to fulfil their expectations. But on the night she turns seventeen, she finds a hole in the seemingly impenetrable fence that surrounds her sterile home. Free in the jungle for the first time in the life, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Unable to resist, she continues sneaking out to see him. As they fall in love, they begin to piece together the truth about Pia's origin a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever. Origin is a beautifully told, electric new way to look at an age-old desire- to live forever. But is eternal life worth living if you can't spend it with the one you love?

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Level 4.7, 15 Points
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HL: High-Low 740L
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Grouping Title origin
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display_description "Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever."-- Provided by publisher. "An immortal girl is raised in the depths of the Amazon only to discover that there is more to life than forever"-- Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Amazon River Region -- Fiction, Immortality -- Fiction, Indigenous peoples -- Fiction, Indigenous peoples. -- Fiction, Rain forests -- Fiction, Rain forests. -- Fiction, Science -- Experiments -- Fiction
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title_short Origin
topic_facet Experiments, Immortality, Indigenous peoples, Rain forests, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction