Sophie Crue is a teenager who lives a normal everyday life. One day she gets an email from her mother, who she hasn't seen in a very long time. Sophie then goes to find her mother, in hopes of finally reuniting with her. The plot of this story is rarely a plateau and always has a dramatic scene being envisioned in your mind. The story leaves you with a false sense of security as it draws you into its character's position. For instance, when Sophie is switched with her Vitro* clone twin, Lux she is scared out of her mind. She panics because she is in an unknown environment and is being treated like a lab rat. Vitro bolstered its language use by using foreign references such as locations and settings. Khoury chose Guam as the starting setting to try leave us with an unfamiliar "world" in which we are interested to learn about. Since we, the target audience* are most likely foreign to the knowledge of this place we are immediately hooked in. Khoury also appeals to both genders by creating a destined romance between a childhood friend and Sophie and a dramatic plot. I think that Khoury excellently hooked us in to her story. Next, Khoury created excellent visionaries by elaborating on every aspect of every detail. An example of this is when Sophie arrived in Guam Khoury said " the turmoil in Sophie's stomach." to explain her hunger. Finally, Khoury is adept in the use of real world application. She linked real world discoveries to her topics and went on about them. An example of this is the real life Vitro project, which is currently in its testing phase. The level of understanding of literature that Khoury has is outstanding, and deserves a reward.
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The world's top leading Vitro developers constantly find out new information about cloning. Their current research on animals is available to all.
These Vitro developers have also released their knowledge on plants here.
Sophie and Lux met each other in an odd way here is a real life story about twins meeting for the first time.
Orgin is similar to Vitro because they share a similar antagonist, Corpus, a company that does evil research that tortures other human beings. The antagonists are both trying to make money off of other's suffering. Both of the main protagonists were born in a laboratory and were scientifically engineered for perfection Pia, Origin's main protagonist was engineered to be immortal and perfect just as Sophie was engineered to stop diseases and start mind control. Both of the protagonists are in a cheesy love story, but Pia is in love with a villager and Sophie is in love with her childhood friend. The literary use is nearly identical in both books because they share the same author.
Divergent's main character is similar to Vitro's main character because both Tris and Sophie were separated from their parents at a young age and have gone to live somewhere else. They both live in an age where society is pretty messed up and some type of governmental conflict is happening. Both of the main characters are in a cheesy relationship with a boy who protects them, and has a secret crush on them. Tris and Sophie are put through various physical activities to test their strength. The literary style in both stories is chronological, and both are set in a futuristic time period, even though all the advancements they posses have already been created. Overall, these books are pretty similar.
Just like in Vitro the main character of Unravel has a scientifically engineered twin. The twins in both books are running against the organization that made them, because both organizations are malicious. Sophie and Ellisa, Unravel's main character never knew that they had twin sisters. Both of them were blown away by this, but continued on in spite of that they carried on. The evil organization has made at least one of the twins in each story, and continues to profit off of their existence. The replicate twin is being used as a money gatherer in both stories. The twins in each story are joined together by a electronic message, but in different ways. The twins living normal lives are devastated to find out that they have twins, and do everything in their power to protect their sibling.
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