The Firefly Code

Megan Frazer Blakemore


Bloomsbury

December 2017

$11.99 AU

460p pb

ISBN: 978-1681195278

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The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore is set in a utopian yet, at the same time, dystopian society. In this society, children are given their DNA code when they turn thirteen; they also have latencies – a hidden talent of sorts – surgically brought to light, at this age. The lives of people living in this futuristic society are simplified through genetic enhancements. Through the course of the novel, Mori – the great granddaughter of one of the founders of this society – and her friends discover secrets of the world that were hidden from them. One of the secrets Mori wants to find being why Dr. Varden – a founder of their society and a friend of her great grandmother’s – left?

This book was easy to read, however, some of the scientific terms used were confusing and I had to search them up in order to understand what was going on in the story. Aside from this, I loved The Firefly Code and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a futuristic, science fiction book. I say science fiction, though I could see this world becoming the kind of future we live in by the end of the 21st century.

Jasleen, age 13


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