The Mother Code

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This book uses action, adventure, and science fiction to explore the meaning of motherhood and humanity itself. This book takes place on an earth decades in the future. There are advances in every sort of technology. Some of these advances, however, are very dangerous.
The book is about a disease that ravages the world, infecting almost everyone, leading to lots of death. To make sure humans don’t go extinct, babies are genetically engineered to survive the disease. To raise these children, robots called “Mothers” are made. Later on, however, the mothers begin to act strangely. The government wants to destroy them, but the children work to protect their mothers.

The plot was very interesting. This is because Stiver regularly switched between characters’ perspectives. In addition to this, the language flowed well and was easy to follow. I think there are multiple messages in this book. One of them is the importance of family. Stiver made this point very effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I think others will, too. I think this book is best for older readers because it incorporates advanced scientific concepts. All in all, this was a fun book to read. If you enjoy Science Fiction, adventure, and suspense, this book is definitely for you.

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Author Carole Stivers
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Berkley
Publish Date 05-May-2020
ISBN 9781984806925
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Issue July 2021
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy