Teen Review: “Uninvited” by Sophie Jordan
Davy has a perfect life. She is popular and, with her musical talent, headed off to Juilliard. She is on top of the world and nothing could go wrong, until it does. A new gene has been identified and labeled as something that causes homicidal tendencies. They call it HTS. Going to a fancy private school, Davy is tested along with all of the students as a precautionary measure. Nothing to be worried about, except her results come back positive. Having never done anything wrong, Davy is still punished and “Uninvited” from her private school and assigned to a caseworker. Her life and future have been ruined. Her friends abandon her, her parents are helpless, and the public school she is sent to is awful. The HTS carriers aren’t even allowed to be part of the student body. They are locked in a cage all day, completing assignments from teachers they will never meet. Identifying this gene is supposed to prevent bad things from happening, but when we treat people like animals, they start to act like animals. Davy must learn to adapt and make new friends. Who you originally thought was dangerous may be your only hope. This book was thought-provoking and fast-paced, keeping me interested beyond the last page.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17