Fourteen-year-old Miranda has it all: beauty, brains, talent, perfect health. Until the day her vision goes blurry – the first symptom of a fatal disease. As she and her parents fight to save her, she makes the shocking discovery that everything she thought she knew about her life is a lie.Suddenly Miranda is facing some troubling questions: What makes us human? Is it our DNA, our upbringing or the choices we make? The answers will force Miranda to deal with the biggest challenges of her life.
"A suspense-filled mystery that starts off with exploring Miranda’s middle school life, then morphs into a science fiction bombshell!”— Erika Lewis, TV producer/writer and author of Game Of Shadows, Tor Books
“Full of twists and turns that will leave you guessing and gasping until the end!” — Eric Walters, award-winning author of over 100 books for children
“A carefully crafted and suspenseful tale, as thought provoking, as it is engaging.”— Perry Nodelman, children’s book author and recipient of the 2015 International Brothers Grimm Award for research in children’s literature
Originally published as three separate stories — The Fusion Factor (republished in the U.S. as It's Up to Us), Zanu and Me, Myself and I — this newly revised and edited novel for young readers still resonates with one essential truth: the future of the world is shaped by the choices we all make today.
Rebecca returns from Zanu to a great surprise. In this adventure she has to outsmart herself.
"We believe The Fusion Factor to be just the type of children's literature needed to facilitate discussion of the nuclear threat in classrooms and schools by teachers. We believe children will find the book not only captivating but also stimulating, informative, and encouraging." — Manitoba Educators for Social Responsibility
Published by Fifth House (Saskatoon) and as It's Up to Us, General Paperbacks (US), 1986. In Danish as Den Sorte Varevogn, Copenhagen: Forum, 1988. French Publication, Paris: Pocket, 1997. Spanish Edition, Spain: Ediciones S.M., 1998.
This exciting science fiction adventure will fascinate the reader as a story. It will also provoke thought and discussion as it introduces problems that face the scientific world today.