This story is about a young man who has to go through dozen of tests before inheriting his grandfather's fortune. Jason is a spoiled young man who expects to inherit his grandfather's wealth after his death but is shocked once the will is read. Red, his grandfather however intends to have him change his character first before getting any material wealth. He leaves behind instructions on twelve tests that Jason is expected to pass before being awarded his inheritance. He becomes bitter with his grandfather since he believes he is entitled to the inheritance more so because his father died while working for Red.
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The family lawyer, Mr. Hamilton tries to make things easier for Jayson by giving him clues on what is expected of him but this is not easy because of his arrogance and pride. Each test he passes unleashes a gift and he is expected to be through with all tests within a year. His house and other material possessions are withdrawn from him and as a result of this his girlfriend leaves him too. Along the way, he meets Alexia and her daughter Emily and tries to use them as a way of passing one of the tests, test of friendship. He is successful, but he ends up feeling remorseful after realizing that Emily is suffering from a terminal disease.
When he successfully completes all the assignments, it dawns on him that his grandfather was not a bad person after all. He receives a hundred million dollars which he commits to constructing a health facility to cater for Emily's kind. Emily however passes on before the facility is put up and Jason is devastated by her death but goes on with his plans either way. Besides the material gain, he ends up gaining moral values as well.
Best part of story, including ending:
I like the story because it highlights the most important values in life besides material wealth.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene is when he turns away his ex-girlfriend because this is an indication that he is a changed man.
Opinion about the main character:
I like the fact that at the end of it all, he takes all the lessons positively.