Saturday, December 27, 2008

Teen, Inc. by Stefan Petrucha

****Teen, Inc. by Stefan Petrucha****

Originality- 17/20
Characters- 15/20
Remembrance-8 /10
Quote-ability- 9/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
Grade- B
Legally, a corporation is a person, so why shouldn’t they be able to adopt a child? Fourteen year old Jaiden’s family is a corporation and his home is an office building. When his parents are killed in an accident caused by a faulty piece of equipment manufactured by NECorp, the company adopts him and raises him in its headquarters. Now as a teenager, Jaiden, is longing for a normal life—attending high school, living in a house, having a girlfriend—and is starting to rebel in search of it. With the help of his new friend, Jenny, he uncovers some disturbing and scandalous information about NECorp and must make the tough decision to stay loyal to his “family” or to follow his instincts.

I never thought that a corporation was a person, or could raise a child. But after reading Teen, Inc. I see that a corporation IS made up of a bunch of people. Jaiden was a very humorous main character and kept my attention through out the entire novel. I was able to see why he defended NECorp at first but later turned against it. While we're on the subject of characters, I wish we got to know Jenny and all of the characters more. We didn't know much about them, or why Jaiden went along with the plan in the end. It was hard to see why he trusted them so much. The plot was really creative and intriguing, everytime I thought I knew what was going to happen, everything changed and another problem rised. Overall I think that Teen, Inc. was very interesting, but some of the characters needed a little work.

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