I’m trying to find a book I read, possibly during 2018 or 2019. It’s a young adult book with a collection of short stories about bioengineering and genetic modification.
One of the short stories was about a boy that may have gotten kidnapped. He found himself in the possession of a rich guy running a underground genetic modification facility where he possessed people with abilities never before seen. she treated them as trophies and no longer human. There he saw many bodily horrors, such as a girl recovering from new pairs of arms being grafted onto her. The boy was then assisted by a modified monkey guy to escape with through a tunnel under a large tree in the courtyard. I also believe that the facility caught on fire in some way, which led to the escaping of other prisioners, which introduces us to the next character.
The following story is the most memorable for me; it followed the escape of another prisoner who was created using one person’s heart, another’s brain, and so on. Because of their origins, they constantly heard the voices of the people they were made of in their head. After they escaped, they wandered around seeking help and suffering from an existential crisis caused by the voices.
They soon found civilization yet were greeted by hostility and called a monster. Scared and alone, they were saved by a girl who helped them find a rehabilitation center designed to provide support and help modified people reintegrate into society. There they came to terms with their origins and became a beacon of hope for other vulnerable modified persons. A memorable scene from that short story in particular is them choosing a name for themselves out of a list of first and last names, names that were assumed to be the names of the people that were used in the experiment. The person chose their new name based on the positive reactions of the voices beside their own in their head.
Any sort of help would be nice. Thanks so much for your time!