Anna to the Infinite Power

Anna to the Infinite Power Mildred Ames
  • Title: Anna to the Infinite Power
  • Author: Mildred Ames
  • ISBN: 9780590410021
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Anna to the Infinite Power Mildred Ames Anna to the Infinite Power A year old math whiz accidentally learns the startling facts about her true identity and her role in an important secret experiment
    A 12 year old math whiz accidentally learns the startling facts about her true identity and her role in an important secret experiment.
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    About Mildred Ames


    1. US writer of novels for older children, a few of them fantasy See at sf encyclopedia entry


    411 Comments


    1. Oh, my God, this book I re read it last year and it was just as amazing as it was the first time I read it, a hundred years ago Unlike any other children s novel I ve ever read the main character is a sociopathic child genius who discovers that she was cloned from a German scientist and Auschwitz survivor Absolutely incredible.

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    2. A young adult book about cloning, a Holocaust survivor, and a Big Brother like society Sign me up I loved this when I was in middle school, and I reread it a couple of years ago and still thought it was pretty awesome.

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    3. Childhood favorite Or not favorite really it gave me the creeps Eerie book about cloning and government manipulation, precursor in some ways to my most adored Cyteen Has strong incestuous undertones between non blood related siblings forced to rely on each other because everyone else is untrustworthy also much like Cyteen, now that I think of it I reread it a few years ago and was surprised that a character I d remembered as an older Anna determined to disrupt the government s plans was never ex [...]

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    4. This was one of my favourite books in elementary school junior high, and held up well on adult rereading It doesn t really work as a modern book about cloning because the science is so wrong clones being mental emotional duplicates as well as genetically identical , but it definitely works as a horror novel about a very broken young woman discovering terrible secrets about herself The dystopian future is dated explicit references to how much better things were in the 70s, plus the super bright t [...]

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    5. I remember this from when I was a kid I picked it up again after seeing a preview for a new TV show Orphan Black I have no idea if Orphan Black has any relationship to Anna to the Infinite Power, but I was curious to re read this and see if it lived up to my memories.I have to say, it s complicated and scary than I remembered They just don t write books like this any The world building is a bit simplistic, but given how short this book is, is certainly packs a punch.

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    6. This was one of my favorite books as a child I originally picked it up because the main character had the same name I did The sibling connection is strong, which I can really relate to, and Anna s situation is uniquely different I loved the eerie tone of the book and the thought provoking questions it implied The plot is scientifically unrealistic, but I was shocked by the ending And any book that can shock me is a good read.

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    7. I m torn between two stars and three, but I ll go for the higher rating because Anna to the Infinite Power is pretty unique.First, the good this is a really interesting historical relic, set in the ultrafuturistic 1990s The detailed description of INAFT i.e the internet is fascinating Ames doesn t talk down to kids the novel consistently assumes they can handle adult ideas and face adult level problems The characters are like icons of particular traits than actual people Sarah Hart is the fanat [...]

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    8. I haven t read Anna to the Infinite Power in several years, but as a middle schoolish aged kid, I was completely obsessed with this story and can t tell you how many times I read it Although I personally love this book, I will wholeheartedly admit that it isn t for everyone It s a really weird idea, but I thought it was fascinating, and very, very sad Parts of it were kind of hard to understand as a kid I d have to reread it now to see if it was an age thing or what the deal was, but from my rec [...]

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    9. I read this book in 1985 and it still sticks with me It s where I learned the word doppelg nger.

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    10. Middle school reading I remember liking it.

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    11. I read this as a very small child, and I still remember how amazed I was at the plot It felt so hard boiled and gritty to me I haven t read it since then, but I have very fond memories of it.

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    12. This book was surprisingly suspenseful and had twists Ending gave me chills Loved this book

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    13. Not really into dystopia stuff.

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    14. this was a book that really struckme when i originally read it in 7th gradew, a quarter century later, it was interestingto read it again with fresh eyes i rememberedvery little from it, other than the fact thatthe protagonist, anna, was a cloneis novel is a sci fi thriller but i wouldsay very light on the sci fi it is set in the future of the 1990 s novel released in 1981 and anna is a bit of a genius and selfish kleptomaniac with little emotional bonds withanyone else that is, until she sees h [...]

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    15. I was amazed at the quality of science fiction in this simple YA novel It is set in a near future world, where resources have grown thin, and the elite live in secured enclaves They have access to the latest computer technology, where everyone can connect to information networks and output stuff on their own printer OK, it does date itself quite a bit, but it was a projection into the 1990s Even Asimov makes some pretty hilarious mispredictions FWIW, the technology described was pretty accurate [...]

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    16. I d read, and liked, this before, but couldn t remember it, and it was a short read, so I read it again after getting it for Christmas this year The editing bothered me because there were so many obvious spelling errors and what not, but that aside, I enjoyed the book for what it was I didn t think it was written beautifully, but I liked the story, plot, characterization, how it was all weaved together, etc It was a young adult novel, so it was good at being simple enough with still touching on [...]

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    17. This was one of my favorite books as a child, along with Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn The story is as unbelievably wonderful as I remember The futuristic tone is well done, without getting into complicated jargon that would be overdone in this story Essentially, the story is about identity, adolescence, individuation, concepts that are relatable to every human being, clone or not I found the story eerily comparable to the rigid and overwhelming programming in school systems today, [...]

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    18. This was a book I wanted to read for a long time I remember seeing the movie many years ago and wanted to read the book then but it took a while to find a copy For the time it was written, this is a well done book For modern readers 20 years later, its lost some of its wonder I think.This book focuses on Anna, a pre teen with a very mathematical mind who seems to lack most emotions such as concern, empathy, sorrow, etc She finds out she is actually a clone when she accidentally comes across anot [...]

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    19. LOL BACKREADING, BUT THE ONLY TIME A BOOK HAS EVER TRULY HORRIFIED ME WAS WHEN I WAS A BABBY MEMER AND READ THIS BOOK WHERE THE MAIN CHARACTER WAS THIS GIRL WHO FOUND OUT SHE WAS A CLONE OF SOME BRILLIANT SCIENTIST, AND THEN THERE WERE A BUNCH OF OTHER CLONES, AND THERE WERE BAD GUYS WHO KIDNAPPED THEM, AND THAT S LITERALLY ALL I REMEMBER, BUT IT GAVE ME MULTIPLE NIGHTMARES AND I WOULD GET ANXIOUS EVERY TIME I EVEN SAW THE BOOK FOR AWHILE AFTER.WAS IT THE SERIES WHERE THE CLONES ALL HAD SOME MOD [...]

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    20. This is the kind of book that I might have loved when I was eight but then again, I might have not, just because the main character is initially so wholeheartedly unsympathetic Anyway, it was super fun to read a book about the high tech future of the 1990s from an 80s perspective their INAFT machines information consoles with big brother type and also type internet capabilities were dial up, bolted down, and were shared by the entire family Kind of hilarious now that 8 year olds have their own c [...]

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    21. 1 This book belongs to the junior science fiction genre 2 Anna knew she was different She never quite fit in with her family Surprisingly, she find out that she is part of a secret experiment Her bonds with her brother strengthen as they rally to discover the truth about Anna.3 The are for critique is plot This plot is intricate It has many plot twists and the end is a shocker This turns this book into a page turner This plot is exciting and lends itself to the science fiction realm 4 This book [...]

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    22. Anna is a girl with seemingly very little emotion Her family humors her, until one day the secret is discovered that Anna is a clone Once this news is released, Anna begins to experience feelings A strong love develops between Anna and Rowen She is suddenly sent to an island for tests for her changing medical condition and fears for her life, with good reason.An early science fiction book for kids It s been awhile since I ve read this one, so I would imagine that the language and ideas might be [...]

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    23. Reread this in one sitting Was a book I loved as a middle schooler It holds up pretty well, other than that the futuristic aspect of it is horribly dated and the science all wrong But the story is still compelling though the lack of a clear point to Michaela is bothersome and the developing relationship between Anna and Rowan is well done Not sure I can recommend it to today s readers except as a period piece, but it holds up well to my enjoyable memories of it.

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    24. Seems to cover a lot of the same thematic territory as Cyteen, from a juvenile point of view If I were writing a paper or dissertation I d definitely reading this, but it doesn t seem interesting enough on its own for me to want to, as someone outside the target demographic.

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    25. I just re read this book that I d read in 6th grade At first I was put off by how unrealistic the technology seemed, and the fact that the cloned girl acted like a robot But it was surprisingly psychologically complex, with her learning how to be an individual and to care about other people If you can ignore that some of the outcomes of the cloning make no sense, it s great metaphorically.

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    26. Incredibly creative and compelling ideas, but it s been dumbed down for younger readers to the point where it just seems too silly to take seriously Younger readers are capable of reading long, complex books if they put their minds to it, so I don t understand why so many YA novels have to have such limited vocabulary, choppy sentences and dull characters.

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    27. I read this in 3rd grade, the year it came out, and loved it I have not read it again in the years since, but at the time it stuck out as so very different than many other books I was reading It is probably a good intro to dystopic fiction, though I must imagine the technology sited would be dated at this point.

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    28. I remember reading this book in junior high and it creeped me out Enough so that I have thought about it off and on for years because even back then I knew I was missing some of the points of the plot because I wasn t old enough to understand it yet It is as good as I remember it, and I got so much out of it this time around.

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    29. This book scared the crap out of me as a kid So much so that I hid it from myself and continued to have the occasional nightmare about it for years after So, while for me it was a miserable experience, it can only speak to the author s gift that it was able to affect me so profoundly So 4 stars 1 off for scaring the crap out of me lol

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    30. This is the first book that ever broke my mind as a young adult I was obsessed with this book and the ideas it contains It is hard to find now and very rare but it is a good book full of ideas about being different, dystopian societies and control of the populace.

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