Thursday, June 5, 2014
Eve & Adam
Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant follows the story of Evening (Eve) Striker who ends up in a horrible car accident, and is rushed to the hospital with terrible injuries. Before anything can be done, a strange boy named Solo whisks her away to her mom's lab. While recovering from her injuries, Eve's mom gives her a task. To create the perfect boy. Through the technology from her mom's company, Eve builds a boy from the ground up. But will he be the perfect boyfriend?
I originally picked up the book because I've read stuff by Michael Grant before, and the story concept sounded interesting to me. And I wasn't necessarily disappointed. The story pulled me in from the beginning, and kept me interested right up until the end, especially with Solo's story intertwined with Eve's. I almost think I liked his story line better, because it was less predictable than Eve's. I also felt his motives made for a better story than Eve's.
I think I was also a little put off by Eve's character. Don't get me wrong, I thought she was interesting. And a good, strong character. But the fact that even though she often talked about not needing or wanting a boy in her life, and then still ended up with one seemed like the easy way out. There was potential here to actually make a story without a romance, without the main character ending up with someone at the end. And for a moment at the beginning, I truly thought that was where it was going. But alas, it followed the conventions of most young adult novels. And while that isn't necessarily a bad thing, I was hoping this would be the exception to the rule. Perhaps another book in the future.
So overall, while there were some things I didn't necessarily like about the book, I think it was a decent book. I probably won't read it again, but I would recommend it if you are looking for a fun summer read that's fairly fast paced and doesn't require much thinking.
I guess that's it for now. Next I will be reading Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Conn-Mills. Until next time, happy reading! :)