Review: Wither

Wither
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not sure what to say about this book or how to rate it. I started it because of the scientific aspect of the plot. Imagine a world with no more disease. That is a goal of our medical research and we are beginning to experiment with manipulate genes to get there. That is the world Rhine is born into — a world totally manipulated by genetic engineering with no more cancer. However, these ‘perfect’ humans are still susceptible to a ‘more perfect’ virus — one that kills all at a young age. This plot kept me reading late into the night, finishing the book in a day. However, I wasn’t emotionally involved. I didn’t laugh or cry while reading the book. As the first book in a series, it ends with a ‘cliff-hanger’ and I’m interested in how this plot unfolds.

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