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Lenni is a gifted healer; she is also an illegal experiment gone wrong. Set in the future where genetic engineering is forbidden, Lenni must escape from the Genetic Purity Council.

Praise & Recognition

Simply written, Pure is interesting enough to recommend to reluctant readers. School Library Journal
The book’s ending leaves readers with lots to ponder over. The Manitoba Middle Years Association Journal
Explores timely questions about the possibilities for good and for evil of genetic engineering. City Parent
A fascinating and thought-provoking novel that will not easily be forgotten. Canadian Children's Book News
Pure raises themes that deserve attention and tackles some important emerging issues. CM Magazine
An engaging and fast-paced read that draws you into a futuristic world…satisfying for adults and teens alike. Monday Magazine (Victoria)


Publication Date: September 13, 2005

Reading Age: 13 - 19

Genre: Children's Fiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 248

ISBN: 978-1-896764-96-2

About the Author

Karen Krossing

Karen Krossing’s first novel for teens, Take the Stairs, has been shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award, 2005. Karen was a book editor and technical writer before she began writing fiction. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.
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