In THE SOCIAL CODE twins Adam and Amelia Dory only rely on
each other. When they get offered scholarships to Stanford
University they are catapulted into the world of Silicon
Valley. This book is fast paced and will take you on a
crazy journey through the mind of a young genius.
I enjoyed THE SOCIAL CODE, it's definitely different from
of books I read now. Adam and Amelia have grown up in foster
care and after getting accepted to Stanford Amelia codes an
app for the iPhone that allows the user to control various
appliances in their environment. I really loved the
character of Amelia she is pretty and shy and her brother
kind of tells her what to do. She is very smart and also a
little awkward but geniuses tend to be a little bit. Adam,
her twin brother/bartender wants to be more than the
"scholarship student", he wants to be part of the "In
Crowd", he wants to go places, and do things...be somebody.
However, it is Amelia who is discovered by Tom Fenway--a
billionaire who sold his own product to Apple in the late
90's-- and he wants to help her start her own company and
eventually help her find investors to spawn her genius in
computer engineering. Amelia, much to her dismay,
reluctantly joins the project and suddenly is cast into the
evil of Silicon Valley. With people who want her to fail and
those who she doesn't think she can trust, Amelia must try
to make it through with her soul intact and hopefully her
brother following closely behind.
This story has plots and people and ideas just flowing out
from it. THE SOCIAL CODE is a fast paced read and I would
say it's for
the much younger crowd, overall great read.
In a world where anyone can rise to the top, the only rule
is... watch your back.
Eighteen-year-old twins Adam and Amelia Dory learned the
hard way to rely only on each other, growing up in a small
town where they understood the meaning of coming from
nothing. But everything changes when both are offered
scholarships to Stanford University – and catapulted into
the dazzling world of Silicon Valley, where anyone with a
good enough idea can skyrocket to fame and fortune in the
blink of an eye…
Amelia is almost as pretty as she is smart – almost. A shy
girl and genius, she is happiest alone in the computer lab,
but her brother has other plans for her talents: A new
company that will be the next Silicon Valley hit, and will
thrust Amelia into the spotlight whether she likes it or
not. Where Amelia’s the brains, Adam’s the ambition – he
sees the privileged lifestyle of the Silicon Valley kids and
wants a piece of what they have. He especially wants a piece
of Lisa Bristol, the stunning daughter of one of the
Valley’s biggest tycoons.
As Adam and Amelia begin to hatch their new company, they
find themselves going from nothing to the verge of
everything seemingly overnight. But no amount of prestige
can prepare them for the envy, backstabbing and cool
calculation of their new powerful peers.
Welcome to Silicon Valley, where fortune, success – and
betrayal – are only a breath away…