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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Bar Code Tattoo Book One review by PoutyPigie

The Bar Code Tattoo Book One:
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Cover:  paper back
Length: 256 pages
first published September 1st 2004 by scholastic paperbacks
Target age: grades 6th-8th
Genre:  mystery, suspense, science fiction
Theme/ Subject: determination, perseverance, individuality, and self-esteem
Grouping: Trilogy Personal review:
17 year old Kayla Reed is living in a world controlled by the all powerful Global 1 and every one 17 and older in the U.S needs to get a barcode tattoo which secretly holds all the information about you, EVERYTHING!!! Though tattoo gen (secret operatives convincing uncertain kids to get the tattoo) and global 1 are doing their best to make the barcode tattoo look like a Great, convenient, normal thing. (You can use it as a passport, credit-card,etc)  When Kayla decides not to get a Tattoo, her live tumbles into chaos. And an epic adventure is close to follow.

I love this book 3.5-4 out of five chocolate bars, great plot twists, likeable/unlikeable characters, good story line. My complaints are that one of the major plot twists Suzanne Weyn throws in doesn’t fit, you don’t feel that bad about her parents (they aren’t likeable enough) and we don’t always know always what Kayla is feeling. (At important parts)

Overall I think this book is very worth reading, it’s a simple read, its action packed,interesting,suspenseful, and pretty much a worth reading book. Enjoy ;)

Appropriateness: It's a little violent, but not super-violent.
Cover Thoughts: I think the cover matched up with the story but the girl doesn't look like the main character does, I don't think.

Official summary from back of the book:
Individuality vs. Conformity
Identity vs. Access
Freedom vs. Control
The Bar Code Tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity.
But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run...for her life.


1 comment:

  1. I love this review. It sounds like a great book, you convinced me to read it. Whoever wrote this did very well and should continue to write posts on this blog. I cant wait to read your next review.


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