4 stars · fiction · science fiction · young adult

Debugging Tori Redding by Jason Ancona


Debugging Tori Redding

Author: Jason Ancona

Pages [ebook]: 300


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.


Tori definitely likes to speak her mind! The independent teen has had enough with the wayward world and wants to make her own impact, however little it may be. She believes she can be a good influence on her peers, and attempts to change them to her way of thinking.

I usually don’t prefer these types of characters, but with Tori, it fell together nicely. Her personality definitely led the plot along-without her crazy ideas and stubborn/defiant attitude toward going through with all of them, it wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting.

I like how Tori can’t automatically do everything once her brain gets super-charged. She’s a whiz at remembering vocab words and flying through math problems, but she can’t easily come up with a creative english paper. These little chinks in her ‘power’ make her more believable and relatable. Everyone has something they’re not so good at. 

Debugging Tori Redding was a quick read! I flew through the ebook, not wanting to miss out. This book definitely does not disappoint! I give it 4/5 stars, and highly recommend it!

Check out the rest of the Debugging Tori Redding tour! Go to The Teen Book Scene to look at the other blogs hosting the book, as well as a pleathora of other tours going on and coming up soon!

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