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The Discovery of Socket Greeny

By: Tony Bertauski
Narrated by: Benjamin T. Crabtree
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The Discovery of Socket Greeny is the first book in a young-adult sci-fi trilogy that explores love, angst, and Zen-like acceptance of true nature in kick-ass fashion. Reluctant readers, especially boys, will find this story compelling, enlightening, entertaining, and, yes, even emotional.

Work comes first for 16-year-old Socket Greeny's mother ever since his father died 11 years ago. Now, in this tech-driven futuristic society, he's zoned on energy drinks and living in virtual worlds. He doesn't know what his mom does for a living, but the bills get paid and the refrigerator is full, so why bother with details? His only real-world thrill is fighting. He doesn't always win, but that's not the point. Breaking skin is a reality rush. But worlds change. Socket starts hearing other people's thoughts. He thinks he's hallucinating, even when time seems to stop. But when his mom arrives at school, he knows it's for real.

She's there to take him to work. The Paladin Agency. He discovers an evolved race of humans that have existed for centuries, where thoughts can be heard. And felt. They are people who can manipulate time through the body's metabolism. They protect the rest of humankind and strive to bring them understanding of their full potential. But some Paladins see humankind as inferior. Imperfect. Cancer.

Socket soon finds himself in the center of controversy when he's anointed a Paladin prodigy. He didn't ask for the "blessing" of psychic powers and the ability to timeslice, he just wants to go home and be normal again. But, sometimes, life doesn't give us that privilege, his mom tells him. And when humankind is threatened, Socket discovers what that means. If he doesn't embrace his true nature, the world will change forever.

©2010 Tony Bertauski (P)2013 Tony Bertauski

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About A Boy

I thought this first introduction to Socket Greeny was interesting. The teenager just wanted to be a normal teenager only to find that what he wanted didn't matter when it came to the reality of his life. I enjoyed the story. I liked the underlying theme that life demanded more of people other than following their own desires and living was more than what one can experience in a virtual world. My issue was that I never really felt connected to the main character. There wasn't anything that made the character stand out to me. Benjamin T Crabtree's narration was fine. I was given a free copy of the audiobook, and I have voluntarily posted this review.