The Bar Code Tattoo

Weyn, Suzanne

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bar Code Tattoo
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Things for Kayla progress from bad, as in being told her computer grades disqualify her from an art scholarship, to worse, when she refuses to accept an identification bar code tattoo on her seventeenth birthday.

Publisher: New York :, Scholastic,, [2012], ©2004
ISBN: 0545470544
9780545470544
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wey
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 21 cm

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Things for Kayla progress from bad, as in being told her computer grades disqualify her from an art scholarship, to worse, when she refuses to accept an identification bar code tattoo on her seventeenth birthday. (catalog description)


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Aug 25, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "So interesting. Easy ride for an adult but a very different book. Cool concept. A little scary in a mysterious way."

Aug 10, 2014
  • VMarcellus rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I had to force myself to get through this book. The idea behind it is interesting, considering it was published in 2004. However, what could have been a great short story became a terrible novel with an underdeveloped storyline, plot, and characters.

Jul 19, 2014
  • Orange_Fox_31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is great.its like a distopian society... you have to get the tatoo

Nov 21, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

average, a bit boring and predictable

Aug 06, 2013
  • jvoros rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good read. I enjoyed these books

Feb 16, 2013
  • Clowe15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

pretty good, a nice read if you have nothing else to do,it's not a book that i suggest going out and buying but all in all a good time waster

Jan 08, 2013
  • lati2003cb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Can't wait to get my hands on the second book!! Such a great story. Scary to think that the bar code is a possibility to replace every thing we use now!!!!

Jul 25, 2012
  • heeba rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is an really good book
And for all of you guys wondering if there is or in not another book, there is! In fact its in the library.
Its called 'The Bar Code Rebellion.'
I have not read it but i have it on hold and hope to read it soon. I hope its as good or better than the first book!

Jul 17, 2012
  • BarbaraA rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was an okay book...nothing special but I liked the story. It was pretty predictable and the writing isn't stellar, but the story was somewhat original.

May 14, 2012

Is this a series? Or there is only just one book.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • maroon_owl_8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

maroon_owl_8 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Nov 21, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

piggypoo thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16

Jul 25, 2012
  • heeba rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

heeba thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 19

Feb 21, 2011
  • b_xy_p rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

b_xy_p thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jul 25, 2012
  • heeba rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about our world in the future where it becomes necessarily to get a bar code tattoo. A bar code tattoo is like a credit card and it has all your info. in it, the only creepy part about it is that you where it on your wrist. First it wasn't necessarily because there was still money, but now there isn't! Everyone 17 or over must have a bar code tattoo. The thing is that ppl think that s it is very exciting, it isn't! A lot of ppl think that it has killed ppl!

Feb 21, 2011
  • b_xy_p rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Kayla lives in a world where every 17 and over person must be tattooed. It isn't revealed why, but it will make your life better, they say. As time goes on, Kayla still does not believe in the tattoos. Then, her father sucides out of depression, ever since he gotten the tattoo, and leaves her mother scared. Soon, Kayla joins in on a rebellion group called Decode, to fight this ongoing problem. People are getting declined for jobs, and suffering deep depression. It isn't too long until Kayla's mother tries to burn the tattoo, and dies in the progress. Kayla is all alone in the world, and is on the run. News cast her as a prime suspect for her mother's death, and charges her for not having the tattoo, at the age 17. She meets a group in the high mountains, rebelling against the bar code as well, and stays there for a while, until the officers arrests the group. Kayla and her friends Mfumbe and August are the only ones now. And Kayla has a vision. A vision that the bar code rebels will stand against the government. A Bar Code Rebellion.

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Nov 21, 2013
  • piggypoo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: violence

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Feb 21, 2011
  • b_xy_p rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

She looked up at Mfumbe. "All right. I think we can do this," she said. "I'll go back. I've seen a vision and I see us winning. Its worth risking everything."

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