From School Library Journal
Grade 10 Up–Sylvia Mark is different. On the surface, she's your average 13-year-old genius just trying to find her way in high school. It's her ability to leap out of buildings and smash bullies into lockers that really makes her stand out. Pestered by bad dreams and parental misunderstandings, she runs away. On the road, she discovers that her nightmares are real. She's one of 100 girls who are all clones grown to be weapons, and she sets out to find the other 6 who have made it into the general population. Unfortunately, the corporation that originally started the project has its agents, each with special talents, tracking her down. Sylvia doesn't have a lot going for her. Her dialogue is stilted, almost like a guess at how teenagers might talk. She and her friends appear much older than they actually are. The average age at her high school appears to be about 25. This style carries over to the adults, making them seem more like senior citizens. Few teenagers will want to look at the scene where a haggard middle-aged couple wake up in bed together. The concept could be interesting, even if mutant-as-biological-weapon is overdone. However, the execution is sloppy and rushed, and there's not enough mystery or character development to keep readers interested. This is a supplementary purchase at best.–Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA
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