The Bar Code TattooBook - 2012
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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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sapphicatthedisco thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 16
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Obviously this is about a bar code tattoo. The controversy surrounds a girl who doesn't want one.
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!
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.