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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Genetic engineering may seem to be great at first when it comes into our society, but its consequencnes will be hard to deal with. Later on, as Eli continues to work in the lab, he discovers with the help of Kayla Matheson, Dr.

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Super great book though. This was his father’s reason for hating Quincy Wyatt. Some of these questions linger until the climax at the very end of the story, keeping the pages turning.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a prestigious award given to the best mystery of the year in various categories. Mar 09, Tess rated it really liked it. Overall the book is very good and deserves a 4 star rating. Wyatt that Eli wants to find out. It wasn’t purely a scientific conference; it was open to the public.

And of the other children, was their birth right or ethical? The other door was an office, just like Quincy’s office in the main building, with two computers, Eli looked through them to find his and Kayla’s data and found their DNAs.


Jul 17, Cherylann rated it really liked it Shelves: Hearing that I was bred like some sort of exotic pet would set me off completely. The novel held my attention until the end and left me with some interesting moments and questions to think about.

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It always made me want to keep reading on, because there was really no good place to stop. Later on he goes back to the elevator and but kayla was there so they both get on and kayla has a card that will work for the elevator. Those genetically altered would be the ones with tons of money, and the natural ones would be the ones who don’t have the money to be genetically altered in the first place.

This book was cute, but super annoying in how it kept hinting at things, but took forever to reveal them. At first I wasn’t too sure what to think of it because it seemed to be pure science fiction, which I don’t really like, but it surprised me and turned out to be a decent read. Lists with This Book. Quincy Wyatt, the legendary molecular biologist.

Double Helix

He can’t afford college but his father vehemently opposes a lucrative job offer with prestigious Wyatt Transgenics by its founder, a legendary molecular biologist. View Full Version of PW. When they came back up Dr.

Oct 10, Jenny rated it it was amazing. One part that really stood out to me in the book was the character development. Wyatt was waiting for them but he was not mad at them he was more upset because he didn’t get to show Eli what was in the basement. Preview — Double Helix by Nancy Werlin.


Feb 08, Keith rated it really liked it. Er ist wissenschaftlich korrekt. Mar 19, SaraKat rated it really liked it Shelves: He makes poor choices out of fear and selfishness.

Dec 04, Mark added it. She thought to shock me with me it–that I would dislike it and find it so much worse than Twilight series because the young people actually engaged in premarital sex.

The Edgar Award winning author Nancy Werlin used the element of memories to portray the characters emotions in interesting ways. From the little I know of genetics and DNA research, this seems to be heavily based in science and perhaps the future of genetics research.

His relationship with his parents is also very troubling. In his life there are a lot of secrets that he does not want people to know. At first, Eli enjoys his job working for Dr.

Wyatt and his parents—something too painful for his father to discuss.