Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bookanistas: The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

Plot without spoilers…In her fast-paced, this-could-happen-at-your-school thriller, Daphne finds herself living in the community that provided the first test-subjects for PROFILE, a computer program to predict potential future sociopathic behavior in teens. When a high school shooter terrifies the school and then takes his own life, the community wants the PROFILE results made public so that future tragedies can be prevented. Who can you trust? Who should you love? What determines who you will become?

Of literary interest…This is an interesting cross between contemporary romance and a kind of dystopian/sci-fi thriller with bad things happening, criminals uncaught, and yet a lot of very relatable high school dynamics, too.

Finally, just gotta say…I think the question of whether being told you have a predisposition for something should affect how you are treated by others—or could affect your potential for doing that thing—is an interesting and important one, especially in this age of highly accessible information. Another book for the “Big Brother” shelf.

What are the other Bookanistas reading this week...?

Elana Johnson raves about Blood Red Road

LiLa Roecker shivers over A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie
Christine Fonseca is wowed by The Near Witch
Beth Revis loves The Last Little Blue Envelope
Carolina Valdez Miller Miller gushes over The Girl of Fire and Thorns – with arc giveaway
Bethany Wiggins cheers for Chime
Rosemary Clement Moore is enraptured by Entwine
Scott Tracey praises Supernaturally

1 comment:

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Oh, how creepy! And totally relevant right now. Especially with genetic testing and such. Can you imagine if insurance companies knew you were genetically likely to come down with certain diseases? Or psychological disorders? Taking it a step up from health tests. The social ramifications! Sounds like a great read, Stasia. I hadn't heard of this one!