was my favorite required reading of the summer. I know a lot of classmates didn't enjoy the story as much, and it's true this type of tale is not everyones cup of tea. It's a sci-fi story of a genetically engineered girl and the researcher who adopts her. The actually story is charming, as Lucy tries to fit in with American culture, but it's the moral implications that are even more intriguing. How would the world react to someone so different that they're considered a different species? I would certainly recommend this book to anyone.