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Layne, Steven L.
New York : Pelican Books, 2001
ISBN 1589800966
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Jack Barrett is a bright high school junior with a fun and wacky motorcycle-riding grandma, a good-looking younger brother, a loving mother and a controlling father. One day, Jack’s father, Chip, announces that the family will be moving to a town called Paradise where life is…what else? Perfect. Chip’s boss is the mysterious Adam Eden and he requires the Barrett family to move. Everything is perfect in paradise. Too perfect. The students conform to the dress code, clothes are mysteriously laid out at night for the next day and no one would ever dream of leaving Paradise. Jack soon finds out that nobody can.

This Side of Paradise is a thrilling story, part mystery and part science fiction and it is hard to put down once you start.  (Melissa Bowman,, Armstrong Middle School,  Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)

SUBJECTS:     Cloning -- Fiction.
                        Utopias -- Fiction.
                        Perfection -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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