Scan, a novel by Walter Jury and S. E. Fine, tells the story of 17 year old Tate Archer, one of the last humans on earth.
Scan, a novel by Walter Jury and S. E. Fine, tells the story of 17 year old Tate Archer, one of the last humans on earth. One day, he stumbles into his father's secret workshop with his girlfriend, Christina. There they find a computer monitor that has numbers flashing up and down, and one number that stays the same, 14. They also spot a scanner Tate has never seen before. When Tate scans himself, the light turns blue. But when Christina scans herself, a red light washes over her. Naturally, they assume it is a boy girl scanner, blue for boy, red for girl. Rashly, Tate brings the scanner to school. His imbecilic friend Will steals the scanner during lunch and scans almost everyone in the lunch room. Almost everyone shows up red! That is when Tate gets called to the office. Through the office window, Tate sees his dad's stern face staring back at him. And that is when he realizes something is horribly wrong.
At 329 pages, Scan is a fairly long book. Also, there are many profanities that are not suitable for children under twelve. There is also inappropriate content and violence. Aside from those those things, Scan is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who is OK with mildly explicit content. Overall, I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars, because it was a masterfully written book, but the amount of profanities subtracted from the experience of reading this book.