Teen Book Club

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Logan S., 18
Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Eve & Adam
Feiwel and Friends 2012

The husband/wife duo of Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate served up a story of the creation of man that was less than Biblical. One day Evening "E.V./ Eve" Spiker finds herself in the path of an oncoming streetcar. She is hit. Her right leg is severed and her arm has been totally obliterated. Her mother whisks her away to the care of her biopharmaceuticals staff and, while there, Eve is asked to use a new simulation program to create the perfect boy. Conceptually, this book was brilliant. Michael Grant is one of my favorite teen authors and I was very excited to dive into this novel. Unfortunately, for such a strong concept, the book itself is sloppy and lacking substance. Eve and her friends did not feel fully developed and the plot ran right in a predictable arc across the finish line. Let it be said that, for being predictable and underdeveloped, this book was very entertaining. Did it change my life or outlook on the world? No. Did it make me rethink my stance on front page issues? No. But, do I regret reading it? No. This novel is short and easy. Pick it up if you have the time.

Rating: 3 Readable

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