I am a senior and read this book to discuss with my granddaughter. There are a lot of good virtues espoused in the book that teenager should consider. The selfless attitude of the main character for the greater good is an attitude that is seldom promoted and accepted in the current moral and political culture. The portrayal of government pursuing an agenda without thought to the people of the land is also a serious issue that teens need to consider. I found the book thought provoking as it deals with a possible future world where self rules and the dire consequences of that psyche.