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Book Review: Eve and Adam

Authors: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Genre: YA science-fiction, fantasy
Published: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 291
Source: Purchased Hardcover
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Summary:

And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect… won’t he?

My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Hmm… Girl creates boy… There is so much potential in those words. And let’s admit it, we all probably contemplated our perfect partners at some point in our lives. Eve and Adam brings the idea to life beautifully, combining it with a wonderful science fiction version of Adam and Eve.  I was so easily swept away by its pages that I even forgot to read the book for my college discussion course. Oops.

First off, other than loving the whole concept, I loved the dual point-of-view between the two main characters. Eve reminded me of me when I was in high school: shy; a loner; science geek; loyal friend; kind of rough on the outside at first, but a marshmallow on the inside. Yeah, I saw a lot of me in this one. The only difference was she got the chance to genetically build Adam! The perfect man! Apparently, one hot, perfect man! Okay, yeah, kind of jealous.

Yet the best character, in my opinion, was Solo. He was an intriguing character: the typical, laid back California boy. But he was also very cunning, and even though he lived in a laboratory for most of his life, he was very street savvy as well. Two traits I always love in a character.

However, what really made this book was the wicked twists and turns in the last several chapters. OMG, they were freakin’ awesome! And the best part, I never saw them coming!

So, what is perfect? I wouldn’t really know. I gave up trying to find it out a long time ago. I would say, though, Eve and Adam is the perfect read. It’s quick, it’s fun, and it’s exciting. I would highly recommend adding it to your wish lists.

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