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BLurb (from Goodreads):
Genetically flawed. Perfectly human.
When seventeen-year-old Lucas Marshall tests positive for the M0A1 gene—a genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans toward violence—he is shipped off to an impregnable government facility to undergo a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, having survived their tests and proven his mental stability, Lucas is labeled safe to return home.
But any hope Lucas has of returning to a normal life is shattered when the van transporting him to the reintegration facility is forced off the road by a group of radicals intent on accessing the facility and exposing it's dehumanizing practices. And Lucas is their ticket through the front door.
Spurred by rumors that the facility is secretly holding one of his old friends captive, Lucas and his bunk mate, Chris, agree to infiltrate the testing facility’s inner sanctum. But once inside, Lucas’s carefully laid plans begin to unravel, and he's forced to seek help from a group of kids he neither knows nor trusts. And when every genetic test claims your only allies are hardwired to become the next Charles Manson, it’s impossible to know who has your back.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was an entertaining story, and I liked the action!
I felt sorry for the characters in this book, being tortured because you have a certain gene sounds like an absolute nightmare, and it really wasn’t fair at all.
The storyline in this was about the teens in this facility trying to escape, whilst trying to also get the facilities shut down. There was quite a bit of action, and also a bit of a creepiness factor when things started going wrong.
The ending to this was fairly happy, and I was satisfied with the way things were wrapped up.
6.5 out of 10