Page 1 of 1. TEACHER’S GUIDE: Double Helix: a novel by Nancy Werlin. Double Helix | Nancy Werlin | Dial | March, | p. | $ | ISBN: Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic. Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered.

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I liked this because it made the book very interesting and entertaining. Suspenseful and eloquent, with a hair-raising conclusion, Double Helix explores identity, intimacy, and the complicated ethics of genetic engineering.

Interestingly the article has a subhead that says, “New tests for Down syndrome could lead to more abortions and less support for families. The book suffers from some mild pacing issues near the end and some things are left unexplained, but most character arcs have a satisfying conclusion. Trivia About Double Helix. Eli and his dad have never had a very goo The book “Double Helix” is very good.

Wyatt seems to be paying special attention to Eli. There were several times when I was reading the scientific explanations when I actually thought “is that really accurate?

The characters in the story matured throughout the story, and their personalities were clearly shown during their conflicts. There are 2 things that I don’t like about this book.


Often there were times when I really had issues with his behaiviour ecspecially towards his firlfriend. Double Helix by Nancy Werlin is young adult mystery which my daughter handed me recently.

Quincy had shown doule to Kayla before, and this was the room that Eli’s other “siblings” go down in to be tested while it seems like as if qerlin just playing. Eli goes through a lot of stuff, but the most exciting is when he gets hired into what seems like a dream job f Double Helix was one of the best books I have read in awhile.


Jul 17, Cherylann rated it really liked it Shelves: Woven throughout the tightly constructed plot, however, are perceptive questions about life, death, souls, suffering and the modern responses of technology, such as genetic manipulation transgenicscloning, and artificial methods of reproduction.

The book takes a little while to ramp up but once it does Double Helix is very hard to put down. When he works there he gains a little relationship with him and went over his house one day. Double Helix by Nancy Werlin is a book about identity crisis to the extreme. Preview — Double Helix by Nancy Werlin. There are a bunch a scenes where the main character argues with his parents nany I think it shows how parents and their kids argue even in the real world. I would definitely recommend this book to people my age.

The ScienceThrillers newsletter will curate for you the latest titles and trends. I was able to show her the redeeming value in this book despite the parts in it which are clearly immoral.

With the author weflin those descriptions I could get an werllin about what Nancu Transgenics looked like and where everything in the building was. When they came back up Dr. For those reason I gave it four stars.

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This book was cute, but super annoying in how it kept hinting at things, but took forever to reveal them. The Edgar Award winning author Nancy Werlin used the element of memories to portray the characters emotions in interesting ways.


He doesn’t express any genuine grief at her death. Double helix is about a boy named Eli and Eli comes from a rich to Upper class family. Kids would grow up unusually attractive and athletic with the strongest immune system, or with the smart brain and green eyes and supermodel tall, not nowing that they were genetically altered in a lab.

Meanwhile, Eli is mad at his father for hiding a letter from Quincy Wyatts years ago, containing the results of a person that doesn’t have Huntinton’s Disease, but Eli is worried about himself, and he knows that he is at risk for having HD also. Genetic engineering may seem to be great at first when it comes into our society, but its consequencnes will be hard to deal with.

Quincy Wyatts, encoding DNA of bunnies and not having to think of college, but his father has heard of Quincy Wyatts, and urges Eli to fouble working for him. It was a good book but complex on some parts but it was balanced out helis the plot was pretty concise. Eli and his mom were close but she had a medical condition that killed her when he was a young child. Nancy Werlin Resources for Writers:: Then time has passed and his mother dies because of HD and at the funeral viv shows up and so does kayla.

I also like a few comic and cartoon references.