Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teen, Inc.

Title: Teen, Inc.
Number of Pages:
Publication Date: 2007
Genre: 224
Synopsis: "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.
 Jaiden’s funny and fresh voice makes this a quick, enjoyable read and the suspenseful plot will keep readers on the edge of their seats."

Teen, Inc. turned out to be better than I thought it was going to be (I picked it up since I've read just about every other book my library has to offer). Although Jaiden was a bit on the irritating side in the beginning of the book, but by the end of the book he seemed to be just a little less immature.  The thing that intrigued me the most about Teen, Inc. was the whole part about a kid who was adopted and raised by a corporation (they took him in after his parents were killed by one of their products) and how even though he was trying to rebel against his upbringing, that when his “family” was threatened by scandal (for pollution) and Jenny’s father (who’s anti-corporation and trying to bring down NECorp) him and his friends try to prove whether the accusations are true or not and save the company without losing their lives to an over zealous workaholic.
 My least favorite character would have to have been Jenny; she was irritating with her *oh, I’m not cool* which made her seem more uncool then she actually was.  Favorite part of the book, definitely when near the end when they were trying to act kind of spyish and when his two friends were sneaking into his “home”. Least favorite thing about the book was how he treated his manager (can’t remember her name at the moment, plus I already returned it to the library).
 I definitely recommend giving Teen, Inc. a chance.

Teen, Inc. earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.


  1. It sounds interesting. What piece of equipment killed his family. Was it a stapler? Hehe probably not. I like the cover. I'll have to give this a read whenever I can.

  2. Haven't heard of this one. What an imaginative premise. I'll check it out. Thanks for the review!


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