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Eva

Dickinson, Peter, 1927- (Paperback - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Eva
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After a terrible accident, a young girl wakes up to discover that she has been given the body of a chimpanzee.
Authors: Dickinson, Peter, 1927-
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Dickinson
Title: Eva
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Laurel-Leaf Books, 2008, c1988
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary: After a terrible accident, a young girl wakes up to discover that she has been given the body of a chimpanzee.
Subject Headings: Animals Treatment Fiction Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. Fiction Chimpanzees Fiction Animal welfare Fiction Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. Fiction Chimpanzees Fiction
Topical Term: Animals
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Chimpanzees
Animal welfare
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Chimpanzees
ISBN: 0440207665
9780440207665
Branch Call Number: FIC D
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[The title doesn't give it away]. Teenager Eva suffers a horrible accident that damages her body beyond repair. Trying a new, never before attempted procedure, scientists transplant her brain -- into the body of chimpanzee.


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Aug 08, 2012
  • sylas rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Delightfully weird.

Oct 18, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Somewhat dated in references, but very relevant in moral and ethical issues.

Apr 14, 2011
  • VioletMagpie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love how Peter Dickinson develops a strong female protagonist who we can believe in. His writing style for this book is perfect, just enough detail to support the story and enough action to keep the story moving forward. It's a good book! Perhaps some would find this disturbing or depressing commentary on humanity but the protagonist is a believable and strong character. The book has a good sense of adventure, makes you question "where are we (humanity) going?" It's also very good at instilling the idea that one person can make a difference. Dickinson writes a good sci-fi without making it overly complicated and within the realm of the possible. The simplicity really adds to the story as in the writing style suits the story; something over-written with this plot would make it barely believable and more horrific than hopeful.

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