Title: Eve and Adam
Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pub Date: 10/01/2012
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The idea that is the basis of this book is very intriguing. Eve, a girl whose mom is the head of a billion dollar genetic corporation, is asked to design the perfect boy using genetic codes, who she 'coincidentally' ends up naming Adam. Although there are other things happening in the book, the plot never goes much further or gets any more interesting. The characters are very two-dimensional, like Eve's best friend Aislin, whose only qualities seem to be that she flirts a lot and gets her boyfriend out of trouble.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was very forgettable. Eve only had three defining characteristics: she runs cross country, her dad is dead, and she has never had a boyfriend. She didn't develop at all through the whole book. The style of writing did not draw me in, although I could easily picture the setting. Overall, this book had a lot of potential, but the characters are lacking.
Cover: The title makes you want to know more, just because Eve's name is first, something that you don't see every day. The puzzle piece apple hints towards the happenings in the book without giving too much away.
Age Range: 12 to 15
Quality: 2Q Needs more work
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal