Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate


Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Electric Monkey

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?

I will have to be honest, I didn’t like this book as much as I thought. The reason why I read this book at the beginning is because the idea and concept of it is very interesting. Think about it, a science dystopian version of the bibliographic story of Adam and Eve but instead it’s a girl that creates a boy. That does sound interesting which was why I was disappointed. First of there wasn’t any world building for me to understand certain environments when certain situations is happening which left me very confused about the entire thing, and the characters themselves are so boring and stale that I find it difficult to be emotionally affected by their problems.

The story itself doesn’t flow well due to the fact the writing style I find to be quite comical as it seems to like pointing out certain trivial parts of the story that either makes no sense, doesn’t become part of the climax or it just become unimportant. Because of this, the ending of the book has left me completely unsatisfied.

I gave ‘Eve and Adam’ 2/5 stars and the reason for that is the concept behind the book is still a good idea, I just wished the authors could exacute it better.


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