Friday, June 7, 2013

Anna to the Infinite Power (review), Mildred Ames


Anna to the Infinite Power 


 Anna to the Infinite Power
By: Mildred Ames

Genre: Youth, Young Adult, Sci-Fi
Published Feb 1987
Pages: 208
Publisher: Scholastic
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Summary: 'A 12-year-old math whiz accidentally learns the startling facts about her true identity and her role in an important secret experiment."
 
 
Review: This was a book I wanted to read for a long time. I remember seeing the movie many years ago and wanted to read the book then but it took a while to find a copy. For the time it was written, this is a well done book. For modern readers 20+ years later, its lost some of its wonder I think.

This book focuses on Anna, a pre-teen with a very mathematical mind who seems to lack most emotions such as concern, empathy, sorrow, etc. She finds out she is actually a clone when she accidentally comes across another girl who looks exactly the same and has the same name. Anna was part of a science experiment that clones a scientist they had deemed crucial to human-kind. Anna then is places a sort of self-discovery to learn who she is, where she is from and who/what is family.
Its not a bad book but it is dated and is also more geared for the 9-13 year olds. 
 
So for me it was a quick, but enjoyable read. Although I must admit it has some disturbing moments but nothing major. This book has you questioning the morals of scientists though.   
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Ever since I heard about the Tuskegee experiments, I've not a lot of faith in scientists! :)

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    1. Scientists, Doctors....nope I try to avoid them. :)

      I actually responded back in June but as I looked at this page i noticed I commented and didn't reply!

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  2. Too bad it's lost some of its power, but I think the character rocks!

    Love how it's still disturbing :)

    Lovely review "_

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    1. She does. Still a good read. I would love to see this remade into a more modern movie actually.

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