It's a psychological sci-fi thriller I've been stuck on for a very long time. I can't seem to get past the first chapter, and the plot is constantly changing. I don't even know how it'll end. It's about an eighteen year old girl. She's neurotic, witty, cynical, iconoclastic, and bored. She finds her life dull and meaningless. After receiving a letter from her estranged, long-lost father, she discovers that he's working as a scientist for a powerful megacorporation's human enhancement project. It is a combination of psychotherapy, gene therapy, and physical conditioning. She accepts, for reasons that escape me, and is transformed from a nerdy everygirl and into a superwoman. She starts living her life to the fullest, but starts having second thoughts. You see, the other top scientist of the project (a frenemy of the father) has plans of his own, and there are more superteens like her out there, doing his wetwork. She has to engage in and play "games" to become psychologically "redesigned" and to figure out his intentions. At the same time, she has to struggle with her new self and her mental fragility, and there's a possibility that a girl like her should not have volunteered in the first place... The setting is a mystery to me. I kind of wanted it to be in a Blade Runner-type future, but I feel that by doing that, it would distract from the story. A seedy suburb akin to the outskirts of Detroit in the near future could give off a paranoid vibe. Who knows? There could actually be a superteen project that we don't know about. There's also the issue of point-of-view. In my heart, I really want to pull of a questionable first person narrator; one that leaves you wondering whether she's an unfortunate victim of an elaborate conspiracy or barking mad. Then again, I feel I could get into the heads of the other characters. Maybe I could "tag" them in first person narration, with the protagonist giving conflicting feelings about them. This is a dream project of mine, and I hope to make some serious progress soon.