Beta. Book by: Rachel Cohn Presentation by: Maya Watts. Setting. S: Demesne. The story takes place on the island Demesne. Demesne is an archipelago of islands formed after a huge volcanic eruption, it’s a utopian society engineered by master scientists to be perfect.
Book by: Rachel Cohn
Presentation by: Maya Watts
Rising actions is all the important events that lead up to the climax
The turning point of when all of the action settles down
After being fed up with the humans Elysia murders Ivan because out of her anger
The “action” that happens at the end
The whole book Elysia wonders if she is normal, and feels ashamed that she has emotions, thoughts, and memories. At the end of the book, she realizes that is fine just the way she is, even if she is a Defect.
Clones on Demesne are enslaved by humans. They are deprived of their emotions and supposed to mindless servants to them. The clones want to be treated like humans and have the same right and not have to work for them
Elysia has feelings for Tahir who is clone. But, Ivan has feelings for Elysia which she doesn’t have in return. Ivan forces her to love him by getting threats to tell that she is a Defect and threating to kill her. In order to make her feel safe, for vengeance against the humans she kills him
Be proud of who you are-
At the beginning of the book Elysia was not proud of who she was in fact she scared of her emotions and feeling. At the end of the book she learned to embrace it and to be proud.
“I force myself to stop after the second bite, and I wash the flavor down with my strawberry shake. I should delete this memory, or else I will become greedy for more.” (Cohn 63)
“Like Xanthe: I am a Defect.” (Cohn 136)