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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Book #5- Futuristic Fantasy
The Barcode Tattoo
By: Suzanne Weyn
Synopsis(from Amazon.com): 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.Indivuality vs. conformity.. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control.The bar code tattoo.
So, what do I think?
Overall: How can you not love a book about Big Brother and the government controlling our lives? I LOVED it!! I actually couldn't put it down. I love the idea of having everyone having a barcode tattoo and some of the younger generation refusing to get one. The rebellion seemed real and the book was very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes futeristic things, but things that you can actually see happening in the future too.
Characters: Kayla was a very realistic character and I could see a lot of my own characteristics in her. Her friend at the beginning is kida annoying and I;m glad she isn't around fro very long. Her story does need to be told to keep the story going though. Her love interest is the perfect character because she is brought into this whole new world and that is when the story gets really good.