12 years old Ada has been raised by a single father, David Sibelius. David home-schools Ada and they attend a computer science lab together where David works. David and his team are working on an artificial intelligence project called Elixir. David treats Ada like an adult and it turns out that she is a tech prodigy and has learned how to operate Elixir. One day David is gone for a whole day without telling anyone and Ada finds that David’s mind has begun to falter. Ada is taken to stay with a friend of her father named Liston, and is forced to adjust to a new life. Now she lives with Liston’s children, attends school and makes friends with her own age. While she assimilates into her new life, she also searches for the story of her father; she wants to learn who he really is.
The story starts in Ada’s childhood, being a brilliant girl who spends time with her father and his colleagues. Then the story jumps forward, and Ada is a woman in her 30’s. The story goes back and forth and David’s life and secrets are unraveled, bringing every piece of the story together.
This bitter sweet coming-of-age story is not only about a relationship between an only child and an eccentric single father, but also about technology and the advent of artificial intelligence. This book, Unseen World, could be categorized into various genres and will likely entertain readers in many different ways.