Book synopsis(via Goodreads):
Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David's mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David's colleagues. Soon after she embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World's heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion.
***Many thanks to Net Galley and WW Norton and Company for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
This insomniac's opinion:
I really loved Heft by Liz Moore and this book sounded lovely, as well. It had a promising start with interesting characters and a bit of a mystery in regard to her father. However, I just could never really get interested in the book and the ending just fell flat for me. The writing was strong but just never completely drew me in and I struggled to finish it.
Worth Staying Up All Night to Read?
Not for me.