Monday, June 21, 2010

That's Life, Samara Brooks by Daniel Ehrenhaft

In order to meet new people at school Samara starts a Blackjack group at lunch. When she gets in trouble for gambling she proposes a scientific experiment to clear her name. Samara's proposition is that the school use its electron microscope to compare her DNA to that of the class president. Samara suggests that if their DNA is the same, they ought to be treated the same - either both are cleared or both get in trouble. The principal, eager to use his fancy microscope, agrees to the experiment and gets to work with the science teacher. But to everyone's surprise, Samara's DNA has some unusual eye-shaped parts to it and several people are questioning if she is even human.

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