The science in this book is pretty farfetched. So is the romance and even the action/suspense, I guess. It’s fun, though! Just don’t read Eve and Adam as an
instruction manual or a roadmap to the future. It’s called fiction for a reason.
Evening (Eve) Spiker’s leg is severed when she’s hit by a streetcar, but her mother doesn’t want her to remain at the hospital for treatment. That’s both Eve’s and the reader’s first clue that something strange is going on here.
Eve’s mother whisks her off to the biotech company she runs, where Eve is the only patient in the hospital wing. Hmmm, why do they even have a hospital wing if there are normally no patients?
Solo, a boy about Eve’s age keeps showing up. He works and lives at the facility. (Strange thing number three.) Solo takes an interest in Eve, which is not so strange. They are the only young people around.
He pushes her wheelchair for her, taking her to the pastime project her mother has arranged to keep her busy. It’s a computer game where you genetically engineer a person by picking out specific genes for the traits you
want this person to have. Blue eyes, brown hair, athletic build, whatever.
Eve begins to build the boy of her dreams. In pixels on a screen, of course. Not for real. But he looks so real on that screen.
And so begins the adventure.
Suffice it to say, there are bad guys and gals misusing technology, who think their brilliance puts them above the law or any moral qualms. Eve, Solo, and their friends discover a secret project taking place at Spiker Biopharmaceuticals, and this puts them in great danger.
Eve and Adam is recommended for grades 8 and up.