Pia is a nanotech apprentice to her father for the Corporation. Her entire life she has been connected to 15 strings that control her every move. As long as she does what the strings want they just follow along with her. Any movement that the strings don’t like they jerk her back into place or exact punishment on her father. But, the Corporation is not everything it seems. Something sinister is going on keeping Pia and her father prisoners.
Estes novel, Strings, modernizes and retells the story of Pinocchio. There is even a mechanical Jimmy Cricket named Fig. This is a very dark and disturbing tale of a corporation using its might over Pia and her father. Once she starts to question the Corporation, things start to get worse for them. Those that befriend Pia are not as they seem. And, everyone is caught up in a deadly game.
I didn’t know what to expect when I started this book. It quickly caught my attention and was hard to put down.
5 out of 5 stars.