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    Semirah Garson and fifty other young teenagers are the winners of an environmentalist contest. After a traumatic plane crash in the ocean, Semi, Arnie, and Miranda are the three only survivors. Taking refuge on an island, they do everything they can to survive on their own. However, a dark secret rests in the island. Dr. Franklin, a genius but mad scientist makes the very place a giant research facility.
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    Alone and frightened, the three are captured by his men and forced to undergo horrifying experiments for genetic engineering. With no choice, the terror-stricken teenagers are turned into creatures as a result of Dr. Franklin's efforts.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into a monster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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