Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eve and Adam

Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Date Published: October 2nd, 2012

Pages: 291


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?

Genre: Science Fiction

My Review:

     Eve and Adam was written by my favorite author of all time.  So, naturally I thought this book was going to be just as good as the other books that he wrote. I don't know why, I just didn't like this one as much. Don't get me wrong, this is a GREAT book, it just surprised me that it didn't match up with his other books.  Michael Grant can be, at times, a very graphic writer. The series Gone can be an example of this; one of the most descriptive books there is out there.  I give my thanks to Michael Grant for graphically describing what coughing up a lung and gouging out one's eyes really means. I didn't find that in Eve and Adam.
     I thought that Eve and Solo's relationship was actually really cute. He liked her even though he was plotting to take down her Mom, I like that kind of sappy cliche kind of stuff.  It was amusing to see Eve try to get away from Solo, but he was relentless always coming back even when she didn't want him to. As Eve was creating her "perfect" boy Solo was standing in the background watching inventively to her every move.  And even as her boy came to life, she chose Solo over him. I thought that was adorable.
    I also really enjoyed the part about learning all these thing about genetics, I'm a geek that way.  Genetics have always interested me, see how things work you know.  Even though it is pretty much impossible for a human to make another human being from scratch, I liked the idea.  Overall, very well written other than the fact that it was lacking Michael Grant's usual graphic descriptions. Job well done.

Rating: ★★★★

Happy Reading,
Alivia :)

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