Page 1 of 1. TEACHER’S GUIDE: Double Helix: a novel by Nancy Werlin. Double Helix | Nancy Werlin | Dial | March, | p. | $ | ISBN: Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic. Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered.

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That was very relatable because the problems escalated from the job Eli wanted that his dad didn’t condone. Jun 07, Mazen Himdan rated it really liked it. At its core, this book is a science mystery with thriller elements. The end is when it all gets nsncy and the truth comes out about everything and the secret about Dr.

Apr 19, Thomas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Though the author is not a scientist, she consulted well with experts to create a factually sound scenario. The only bad thing about the book is the ending. The book remains mostly interesting through its relatively short length but ends a little too soon. Books of the Week. For those reason I gave it four stars. I really don’t feel like going on another rant but let’s just say that this author better have some other books that I will like.

He pieces this with the crumpled letter sent years ago that he thought his father was hiding from him, the letter wasn’t his father’s, it was his, and since they already had the call, the letter was ignored. Meanwhile Eli knows that his father conceals other information—and that Wyatt has somehow been pivotal to his family.

Werlin distills the scientific element to a manageable level, enough for readers to follow Eli as he ponders Wyatt’s work and his mother’s illness. Soon after, Eli gets a flashback of his normal state mother and his father getting a call from Wyatt Transgenics years ago, and that they called saying their son did not have HD. There were many times where I thought, this could happen to society. Feb 08, Keith rated it really liked it.


It was a good science fiction novel and it can be Interpreted as a message to scientists to not get to caught up with scientific discoveries. Wyatt and his parents. The book starts off with Eli’s dad being strongly against his new job at Dr. This book was overall very good, but at the same time so much was happening at the same time.

Latest book review: Double Helix by Nancy Werlin (YA novel)

While trying to catch an escaping bunny, he finds an elevator behind a door that was labeled Utility Room, and the elevator includes an extra level of the basement, not seen in the usual elevators. I think that Nancy Werlin did a fantastic job writing this book and it has definitely become one of my favorite books that I have ever read. The main plot of the story kep Double Helix by Nancy Werlin is an interesting mystery novel that questions the morality of genetic experimentation.

There are a bunch a scenes where the main character argues with his parents but Heliz think it shows how jancy and their kids argue even in the real world.

This was helpful because I was able to understand why the author decided to use those words or phrases the way they did. As Eli works at the lab, and spends time with Dr.

With the author using those descriptions I could get an idea about what Wyatt Transgenics looked like and where everything in the building was. He did this by taking Elis moms eggs and finding the eggs with a less chance by looking at their DNA. One last thing that I think is good about this book is that they describe on how relationships that are good or strong could change and fouble that are bad or not strong could change to a good strong relationship. Das Laborleben wird soweit korrekt dargestellt.


When he works there he gains a little relationship with him and went over his house one day. This entry was posted in Full reviews and tagged advanced reproductive technologybook reviewdouble helixeli samuelshuntington’s diseasenancy werlinquincy wyattscience thrillerYA novel. One reason is of how at the beginning it was very dry and not interesting at all. Aug 30, Michelle Hendricks rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters in the story matured throughout the story, and their personalities were clearly shown during their conflicts.

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Nancj a member of this blog may post a comment. There are 2 things that I don’t like about this book. Notify me of new posts by email.

eerlin Wyatt’s supposed “niece,” that he and Kayla are the product of a highly unethical eugenics experiment. Eli’s girlfriend Viv supports Eli’s choice completely. The first thing that I like about the book is how the book got gradually more suspenseful and then ended with a big bang. At first I wasn’t too sure what to think of it because it seemed weglin be pure science fiction, which I don’t really like, but it surprised me and turned out to be a decent read.

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The Best Books of Samuels, the young man who stood up in the audience to talk had Down syndrome himself. If we don’t allow problems to show themselves, how are we going to identify them and find solutions to them?

Quincy Wyatt’s company where he is offered a lot of money for someone right after high school. I enjoyed this book. Is there a catch?