Meet Lucy. She’s a bit of an outsider, having grown up in the jungles of the Congo, and she’s having some trouble adjusting to her new home in the Chicago suburbs. The culture shock alone is more than enough drama for a teenager, but there’s another issue at hand:
Lucy is part human, part ape.
Entertainment Weekly has rightly singled out Lucy by Laurence Gonzales as one of their 18 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer, calling it a “fast-paced Crichtonesque thriller.” We’re sure you’ll feel the same way, and we want to give you a chance to get a head start on your summer reading—enter your email address below, and you’ll be entered to win one of fifty advanced reader’s editions of this book.
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50 winners will receive one (1) advance reader’s edition of Lucy (9780307272607). (Approximate prize value is $5 USD)
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