So a girl speaks to birds and a boy speaks to computers and both are reviled and bullied in middle school. Years later they meet again and fall in love and the world falls apart. I think.
The writing in this book is solid and is what kept me reading
You did not want Patricia’s mom mad at you, because she got mad for a living and was really good at it.
Even if Laurence had wanted to present an intimidating figure, his lack of visible hands and feet would have made it difficult.
but the ending is kind of a mess. Which might be the point in any novel which envisions the intersection of magic and science and the conflict resulting therefrom. It’s an interesting speculation at any rate, and this book is worth reading.