“Alan Turing The Enigma” is a biography about a World War 2 mathematician named Alan Turing. He was the son of Julius Mathison Turing and Ethal Sara Stoney. He wasn’t any ordinary person. He was deeply interested into science and mathematics at a very young age and was also unique by being a homosexual. He had a close friend who he also loved named Christopher who died when he was a young adult. Devastated, Alan Turing went on to get hired to crack the secret German code-The Engigma. He cracked it by using the “first computer” named the Turing Bombe. This wasn’t the end of his adventure since he had also developed papers based on Comptable Numbers and Universal Machine. His life was not easy once he admitted being a homosexual. From then on, his life went on in a hard fashion.
In my opinion, Alan Turing : The Enigma, by Andrew Hodges, was great however I did not like how most of it was dedicated to explaining advanced Mathematics. I think people who had goals of being in the Math or Science field would enjot this book as that’s is what most of the book is. Even though this book was hard to understand, it made me think outside the box, for example when I would try to figure out how to solve some problem myself. I enjoyed the book and recommend it for others to read.
Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 8
Casa Verdugo Library