Review for Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Review for Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code Corinne Purtill , Marina Muun (Illustrations) , Monique Aimee, Children's Book, Ada Lovelace, Purple, Girl, Cat, Inventions, Math, STEMI received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

I really love Ada Lovelace, all she did and her life was interesting. So I was excited for this book which promised a peek in the life of Ada Lovelace. Fictionalized but still with enough facts.

We start at Ada’s early childhood, we see that she has her own will and wants to do all sorts of things. Well, OK, everything except maths (which I fully agree on). She wants to play, wants to dream, wants to read. But you can guess that in the time she lives and with a mom like that, she hasn’t got all the freedom. She is still a girl and still has to follow societal rules. I just felt for Ada at times because I recognised many things in her. I did love that she went on and kept following her dreams especially when she met someone who she could trust, who taught her many important things (I loved that chess battle in the beginning), and more. It was great to read about that moment when Ada found her dream. Found something she wanted to do. Something that she was curious and excited about.

My heart broke for her when she got ill and when all her dreams seemed to just fade away. But I was so proud and delighted that she decided not to let things get in the way and she fought. She went for it. Found something that she loved. Found a husband who supported her and helped her out and with whom she could talk. Went for exciting ideas and inventions. Helped out a friend. It was really amazing to see her step up and go for it.

The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, I so so love the style of them! And the colours!

All in all, you still can’t convince me math is useful or fun, but I did have tons of fun reading about Ada and her life!

Star rating, 4 stars

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