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Deconstructing Dylan

TitleDeconstructing Dylan
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsChoyce, Lesley
Series TitleBoardwalk Books
Number of Pages174
PublisherDundurn Group
CityToronto
ISBN Number1550026038
DescriptorsCloning; English Language; Nova Scotia; Novel; Science Fiction; Young Adult
Abstract

Set in the near future, this young adult science fiction novel by Nova Scotia author Lesley Choyce tells the story of sixteen year old Dylan Gibson, who has always felt like a bit of an outsider. His fascination with the Loch Ness monster and his strange dreams only set him further apart from his peers. When Dylan discovers a strange old photograph of a boy who looks remarkably like him, he begins to suspect that his feelings of alienation go beyond the usual teen angst. With help from a new friend, Robyn, Dylan uncovers the truth about his past and learns that he is a clone of a boy who had died of cancer ten years before his birth. As he struggles to come to terms with his identity, Dylan discovers that he has an important role to play in advocating for the rights of other clones.

Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Age Range

12-16

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