“ It means a sterilization program at the inkatoriums before they’re shut down.”
“You’re shitting me.”
“I’m not. The inkatorium closet to the Canadian border has pioneered the program we’re thinking of adopting. They’ve been running it for the past six months. It’s pretty cost effective since it uses implanted rods to release the sterilizing agents subcutaneously. By the time the rods disintegrate and are absorbed into the body, the effects are irreversible. It’s testing at about three months after implantation at the moment. And 96 percent efficacy.” (p.118)
This conversation really stood out to me because Doctor Watkins the reporter from the Gazette is revealing what they plan on doing to Finn. When she is asked: “ What made you decide to give this to the Gazette? Aren’t they going to know you leaked it?” (p.118) Her response was: “ Maybe I don’t care.” (p.118) This got me thinking what’s her real motive? I thought she was up to something. Why would she just spill out what the Gazette is doing? Something is fishy about this. If she really doesn’t care about the Gazette finding out about the information that she is leaking ; then why is she still working for them if she’s against what they are doing.
But this is like the climax of the story. This is how this video got viral. “ Abbie’s already sitting at the computer. She turns the screen to me without a word, We’re the top vid on YouTube. Digg. Yahoo.” (p.121) This makes the reader question and want to know what the public will do to help once they know about this information. What’s next? Can they do something to stop the sterilization program at the inkatoriums? But at the same time this can cause them a lot of trouble for them. What happens when the Gazette finds out? Are they going to threaten them to get rid of this video? A lot of questions arise in the reader’s head. This makes the reader interested in finding out what’s going to happen next. Therefore, keeping the reader active and engaged.