Image of Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel


Image of Sophia of Silicon Valley: A Novel

Yen’s debut novel, Sophia of Silicon Valley, is an entertaining and humorous read set in the world of Silicon Valley startups, featuring a fun female protagonist. Fans of The Devil Wears Prada will love the similar vibe and working-girl-rises-to-the-top theme of the story. While the majority of the story focuses on the protagonist’s work-related encounters, the book does delve into her personal and romantic life, and the challenges she faces there, including a health scare. What readers will probably love most about the story is the protagonist’s relationship with her mentor, plus the inside scoop on Silicon Valley head honchos. While it is not perfect in execution, Yen’s story is definitely unique and readers will enjoy Sophia’s story.

As the new right-hand woman for an eccentric software company CEO, Sophia Young is trying to navigate her way around Silicon Valley. While trying to succeed in the male-dominated tech world, Sophia is also dealing with personal, home and health issues. All the while, Sophia is learning a lot about herself and what she wants for her future. Will she discover that she’s not cut out for the pressures that come with working in Silicon Valley? (WILLIAM MORROW, Apr., 368 pp., $26.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susannah Balch