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28 February 2011


AUTHOR: Jason Ancona
IMPRINT: Self Published
PUBLICATION DATE: 20 December 2010

Fed up with her peers and their loose morals, Tori starts a new school program, the Not So Fast club, a group dedicated to keeping teens from doing everything they want to do--drink, have sex, and rush to grow up.

A severe toothache interrupts her plan, sending her to the dentist, where she's given an emergency root canal. During the surgery, she's electrocuted and ends up blacking out. When she awakes, her brain has the ability to function like a computer.

Tori uses her new skills and aggressive personality to charge up the club.
Hated by the entire school, she discovers that NSF now stands for: Narcs Suck Farts. Game on. Tori memorizes every school rule, issuing tickets for every little infraction.

After a serious crime occurs, Tori must use her talents to save a life, all while trying to free herself from her mind.

DEBUGGING TORI REDDING description and cover art courtesy of Goodreads.

DEBUGGING TORI REDDING Blog Tour arranged by The Teen {Book} Scene.

Contemporary meets sci-fi in DEBUGGING TORI REDDING, the story of a young girl who tries to use her special talents to improve her peers.

Tori Redding is one of the most interesting main characters I have encountered recently in my reading. I was all set to find her somewhat annoying and above it all, but I found myself really liking her character despite her judgmental views of her peers. Underneath it all Tori Redding was a young woman trying to find out who she really was and what her place in the world was. Her actions seemed to be more of a coping mechanism to dealing with her mother's death and her loneliness at being the only female in her house.

Although I didn't always agree with her actions, I thought Tori was a brave girl to do what she felt was right and not care what others thought of her. She spoke her mind and I think this is what made me connect to her character the most. She believed in something and stood up for it. I felt that this message was a great thing to convey to readers, especially young adult ones.

Despite it's sci-fi undertones, DEBUGGING TORI REDDING is a good contemporary young adult story. It has funny and humorous scenes, rich interactions between Tori and her family members and great message to bring to a young adult audience.


To learn more about Jason Ancona and his writing, visit his website HERE.


Stephen said...

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