Eve and Adam is a cute, young adult science fiction book with a few typical questions that occur in genetic engineering science fiction novels.
Eve, a teen who is mostly worried about her homework, is in an accident and her leg is almost severed. Her mother shows up at the hospital and transfers her to the bio-pharmaceutical company that she owns. Mom sets daughter up with a project: design the perfect man, via genetic simulation on a computer.
Eve's best friend helps her a bit as Eve thinks about the ideal intelligence level, muscles, and such. While Eve is in Weird Science land, Solo, her mother's ward, shows up and meets her. Solo gets Eve to see some truths about her life and involves her in his plan to destroy her mother.
This book is definitely set up for young adults. I'm a forty-year-old housewife and I enjoyed it, but if I were to write it for my age group, there'd be a lot more substance in it.
That said, I think I'll try to get my daughter to read it in a few years. There are some great discussion topics in it.
- Is there such a thing as too intelligent?
- Is helping a lot of people worth hurting a few?
- What is morally acceptable in the pursuit of research?