This is one of those books that when you finish, you know will be a Hollywood movie one day. It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing but it’s one of those stories that would be better as a movie than as a book.
The story is about Ada, a teenage girl who is raised by her father, an eccentric computer scientist. She is homeschooled, spends most of her day in her father’s lab and has no friends her age. Her father, David, is her entire world and when he starts to slowly lose his mind to Alzheimer’s disease and secrets from his past start to surface, everything around her starts to slowly fall apart.
It is a story about unusual families, buried secrets, artificial intelligence and its slow invasion into our lives. It can get a bit slow at times, a little too descriptive which can be boring for some but the plot is interesting and not what you would expect.
It’s a love-it-or-hate-it kind of read. Every one of our Citizens had a different sentiment towards the book, so our conclusion is you have to read it to know if it’s your kind of read or not.
Or if our prediction is right, just wait for the movie.