Lucy Bee and the Secret Gene – First Chapter

Lucy Bee and the Secret Gene is the first of three novels for 9-12 year old readers created by Kapiti Coast author Anne Ingram.

We’re pleased to share the first chapter of Lucy Bee and the Secret Gene here, so you can see if you like this story which is told from Lucy’s point of view.

Reviewer comments

‘The quest keeps the reader guessing until the last pages. This is one of those stories you simply do not want to put down.’ ~  Barbara Murison – Around the Bookshops

‘A satisfying story of friendship and family.’ ~ Ann Packer – The New Zealand Listener

Book description

Who is Lucy Bee? She always thought she was Lucy Bennett. Then everything about her world starts changing. Bits of it, important bits, keep flying apart. Are her parents really her parents?  Does she really belong in the Bennett family? She has to find out. She has to track her DNA.

Lucy Bee is bullied at school because of her frizzy hair. Realising that her parents don’t have hair like hers – in fact they don’t really look much like her at all, she believes she must be adopted. Or could she have been swapped at birth? How can she find out?

With her best friend, Megan’s help, she goes on a gene hunt, tracing the path of her genes through her family. Will this provide the answer?

Lucy Bee and the Secret Gene