Book Reviews of Double Helix

Double Helix
Double Helix
Author: Nancy Werlin
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780142403273
ISBN-10: 014240327X
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

After recently reading and reviewing Nancy Werlin's THE RULES OF SURVIVAL, I went in search of some of her other books. I discovered DOUBLE HELIX, and it didn't disappoint me.

Eli Samuels, salutatorian of his graduating class, has decided to postpone college for a year. His father is not pleased. But Eli is struggling to decide just exactly where he is headed in life. Complicating matters are his relationship with his girlfriend and his mother's illness, Huntington's disease.

Eli and his father have been struggling with Ava's illness for many years, but the end is near. She is confined to a nursing home and not even aware of their visits. Eli's future is uncertain because Huntington's disease is hereditary. His mother may have passed him the gene which carries the disease. A simple blood test holds the answer, but Eli is not ready to know the truth.

Dr. Quincy Wyatt, a famous scientific researcher, offers Eli a job at Wyatt Transgenics. It involves caring for research animals and helping in the lab. The more Eli learns about Dr. Wyatt and the work of his company, the more he begins to question what he knows about his own life.

Using clever twists and turns, Nancy Werlin has created a real nail-biter that makes this book hard to put down.
reviewed Double Helix on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

After recently reading and reviewing Nancy Werlin's THE RULES OF SURVIVAL, I went in search of some of her other books. I discovered DOUBLE HELIX, and it didn't disappoint me.

Eli Samuels, salutatorian of his graduating class, has decided to postpone college for a year. His father is not pleased. But Eli is struggling to decide just exactly where he is headed in life. Complicating matters are his relationship with his girlfriend and his mother's illness, Huntington's disease.

Eli and his father have been struggling with Ava's illness for many years, but the end is near. She is confined to a nursing home and not even aware of their visits. Eli's future is uncertain because Huntington's disease is hereditary. His mother may have passed him the gene which carries the disease. A simple blood test holds the answer, but Eli is not ready to know the truth.

Dr. Quincy Wyatt, a famous scientific researcher, offers Eli a job at Wyatt Transgenics. It involves caring for research animals and helping in the lab. The more Eli learns about Dr. Wyatt and the work of his company, the more he begins to question what he knows about his own life.

Using clever twists and turns, Nancy Werlin has created a real nail-biter that makes this book hard to put down.