Replication by Jill Williamson
The Jason Experiment

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A girl discovers her geneticist father is covering up multiple secrets—all of which are named Jason.

Jason 3:3—known as Martyr—always believed his life had purpose. As one of the hundreds of clones living in a closed-off underground facility beneath an Alaskan farm, he has been told his genetics hold the key to saving humanity from an airborne pandemic aboveground, and his purpose will be filled on his upcoming eighteenth birthday. The problem is no such pandemic exists.

Unaware of the truth, Martyr wishes for one glimpse of the sky before his expiration date arrives. His escape leads him to the home of one of the scientists, and to Abby Goyer. As she helps Martyr, she can’t help but notice his uncanny resemblance to the high school quarterback. Abby soon uncovers the dark truth behind Jason Farms and her dad’s work, and decides to show Martyr his true value and worth. As Martyr learns the truth behind his existence, he must decide if his God-given purpose is connected to the farm, or if it rests in a life with Abby.

About Jill Williamson

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Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. Growing up in Alaska led to a love of books, and in 2010 her first novel, By Darkness Hid, won the Christy Award. She loves working with teenagers and gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. Visit Jill online at
Published January 3, 2012 by Zonderkidz. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the scientists refuse his last wish, Martyr escapes, eventually teaming up with Abby, the daughter of one of the scientists, to fight the evil Dr. Kane (read “Cain”).

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Abby Goyer’s father is a new employee of Jason Farms, located at a remote Alaskan site, and 17-year-old Abby is the new kid at Fishhook High, fending off the unwanted attentions of star quarterback J.D.

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Martyr, or Jason 3:3, is one of fifty-five clones living in an underground lab in Alaska.

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So, I shouldn’t have been surprised that one of the authors we’re featuring in the Simply Faithful book club has Rochester, NY, ties.

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The idea that each person has a purpose in life is important to author Jill Williamson – so much so that it’s the current that carries readers through her teen book “Replication [The Jason Experiment].” “Every person is created for a reason,” Williamson said, adding that people’s purpose can cha...

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