HB – Quill & Quire
Part science lesson, part animal rights crusade, part morality tale, part coming of age story, Half Brother contains everything young readers could want: a teenage protagonist, an intriguing story, multiple plot twists, and even a cuddly baby chimp. Half Brother poses some thorny ethical questions. What makes a living being a person? Is it right to use animals in human experiments? What is language, and can a common understanding make humans and animals equals? Even as it entertains, Half Brother leaves readers with plenty to consider about the way humans behave toward the many species that share our planet.
– Quill & Quire