This book about a geeky toy company "creative" has a lot going for it: likeable protagonist, good politics, code making and breaking, and a British sense of humor. I liked it quite a bit, but didn't quite love it as much as I wanted to. I'll definitely read it again though, in a year or two.
PopCo is the first of what I am sure will be many books taken from Johanna's online reading log.
PS Ms. Thomas must have been an earlier adopter to have bookgirl.org as a URL!
"I reckon we all invent our own Supreme Beings. It's the point of life. You invent your own religion complete with an afterlife, a Supreme Being if you want one and anything else you want, and then you pretty much get whatever you expect after you die. People who don't believe in anything or who don't bother to come up with their own belief system really don't go anywhere after they die. People who believe in some complex system of reincarnation and cycles of life get that. People who belong to organised religions get whatever that offers, although it usually isn't very good..." spoken by a friend of the narrator. p.409 (This was my afterlife philosophy when I was 13. It might still be if I thought about it.)