The Murder of Adam and Eve
By: William Deitrich
Reviewed By: Brennan Palm (15 yrs old)
This book is one of those rare cases where when it begins you think it has a chance of being a horrible book, and then it just keeps getting better, and better, and better, all the way to the very end where it proves to be one of the best books of the year. Yes this book is a YA book, but it is living proof that a YA book can easily be better than an adult book. (so that IDIOT who said adults should be ashamed to read YA books can go stuff it up a pipe and smoke it) It has many strengths compared to the conventional YA book, the foremost being that it’s damn surprising, just when you think it’s going to go like this, then it turns upside down and go’s the other way. It is seriously insane; there are nearly as many plot twists in the last chapter as the last episode of Sherlock.
As for the plot itself, the story is that an alien race called the Xu abducts a teenager named Nick to participate in a test. The Xu think that humanity as it is cannot live without destroying things so they give Nick a challenge. The Xu are going to travel back in time and kill the biological Adam and Eve, destroying humanity, and Nick has to stop them.
The whole middle is like a mix of an episode of Survivor Man and The Bourne Supremacy. Then the end is like (text lost) HA HA you won’t know till you read it. *****