Eva

by Peter Dickinson

In one of the most original and intriguing plots in years, 13-year-old Eva wakes... read more

In one of the most original and intriguing plots in years, 13-year-old Eva wakes up in a hospital after a terrible car accident to find that her brain has been transplanted into the body of a chimpanzee. Set in a future time in which the human population has completely overrun the earth and other animals exist only in laboratories and zoos, Eva's story becomes one of a clash between scientists and environmentalists, as she becomes the key player in a plot to return a group of chimpanzees to the wild. The outstanding characterization of Eva, with the heart and mind of an adolescent girl and the body and instincts of an adult chimpanzee, is the highlight of this unforgettable novel. (Age 12 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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