Book Reviews of Teen, Inc.

Teen, Inc.
Teen Inc
Author: Stefan Petrucha
ISBN-13: 9780802796509
ISBN-10: 0802796508
Publication Date: 9/18/2007
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Jaiden Beale has never had a normal life or a normal family. Well, he had a mom and a dad -- that is until they were caught in an explosion at their home while heating up some milk, due to a wrongfully made gas valve by Safe Warm. NECorp, who was indirectly responsible for his parents' deaths, thought it would be right to raise Jaiden themselves, and to make sure that nothing bad happens to the company's money or reputation.

So now, not only is Jaiden's family a corporation, but also his home.

All he has ever wanted was for everything to be normal. But that doesn't really happen when you don't get to make all of your own decisions. The decision making belongs to NECorp and the time that runs Jaiden's life. Everything is decided through meetings and discussions and organized to where everyone knows Jaiden's business. He can't even find the perfect girl to date without Team Jaiden making slideshows and gathering all the information they can about possible candidates and the ones he should date.

When he does find the perfect girl, Jenny, his first date (well, study date) goes terrible wrong, since some of the corporation's lawyers think it's best for Jenny to sign some pre-nups that are more like waivers.

So what does Jaiden do when he can't stand how everything is working out? He runs away. Unfortunately, he doesn't run too far. That is until he finds secrets that could ruin his family and possibly be the missing puzzle piece for his freedom and his chance at leading a normal life. Will Jaiden use these secrets to take down the only family he's ever known? Or will he come to terms and finally understand that this family of his is what he needs the most?

Satisfying, unique, and very charming, TEEN, INC. is one of the very few novels in its genre that stands out the most. Jaiden is the one character that everyone will fall in love with, and NECorp is one family you don't want to mess with. Readers will have mixed responses on whether they would want to have a life like Jaiden's. Sure, having others make decisions may seem nice, but not all the time. And having any sort of family is the greatest, even if yours may be a corporation. Stefan Petrucha stirs up a novel that makes readers want seconds, and more after that.
reviewed Teen, Inc. on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Jaiden Beale has never had a normal life or a normal family. Well, he had a mom and a dad -- that is until they were caught in an explosion at their home while heating up some milk, due to a wrongfully made gas valve by Safe Warm. NECorp, who was indirectly responsible for his parents' deaths, thought it would be right to raise Jaiden themselves, and to make sure that nothing bad happens to the company's money or reputation.

So now, not only is Jaiden's family a corporation, but also his home.

All he has ever wanted was for everything to be normal. But that doesn't really happen when you don't get to make all of your own decisions. The decision making belongs to NECorp and the time that runs Jaiden's life. Everything is decided through meetings and discussions and organized to where everyone knows Jaiden's business. He can't even find the perfect girl to date without Team Jaiden making slideshows and gathering all the information they can about possible candidates and the ones he should date.

When he does find the perfect girl, Jenny, his first date (well, study date) goes terrible wrong, since some of the corporation's lawyers think it's best for Jenny to sign some pre-nups that are more like waivers.

So what does Jaiden do when he can't stand how everything is working out? He runs away. Unfortunately, he doesn't run too far. That is until he finds secrets that could ruin his family and possibly be the missing puzzle piece for his freedom and his chance at leading a normal life. Will Jaiden use these secrets to take down the only family he's ever known? Or will he come to terms and finally understand that this family of his is what he needs the most?

Satisfying, unique, and very charming, TEEN, INC. is one of the very few novels in its genre that stands out the most. Jaiden is the one character that everyone will fall in love with, and NECorp is one family you don't want to mess with. Readers will have mixed responses on whether they would want to have a life like Jaiden's. Sure, having others make decisions may seem nice, but not all the time. And having any sort of family is the greatest, even if yours may be a corporation. Stefan Petrucha stirs up a novel that makes readers want seconds, and more after that.