The Bar Code Tattoo

The Bar Code Tattoo

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  • 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.

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    in A Book Not Far From The Headlinesawhat If People Began To Get Bar Codes Tattooed On Their Arms For Identification, For Credit Card Purchasing, For Movement Around The Country, For Getting A Job? This Is The Premise Of the Bar Code Tattoo, A Story About Kayla, A High School Student Who Is Beginning To Get Suspicious Of What The Bar Codes Are Doing To Her World. Her Friend's Father Can't Get A Job, People Are Losing Their Homes, Alienating Their Families And Committing Suicide, And She Knows It Is Somehow Connected To The Bar Codes. She Joins A Group Working Against The Codes And Against Global-1, The Corporation Behind The Codes, And Soon Is Inspired To Fight The Bar Code—and To Fall In Love! In The End, Kayla Finds Herself Unwittingly On The Lam, Separated From Her Friends And Family But Knowing In Her Heart That She Is Doing What Is Right. This Is A Great Book, One That Reminded Me Of One Of My Favorites, feed By M.t. Anderson, Though A Little Less Futuristic. It Would Be An Excellent Tie-in To Discuss Contemporary Issues Of Proposed Us I.d. Cards And Civil Rights, As Well As Corporate Domination And Centralization Of Ownership. Students Will Enjoy The Multilayered Story Lines And Some Students Will Recognize The Similarities To The Book Of revelation, Which, If You Read The Author's Note, Inspired The Title. A Frightening Book. Kliatt Codes: Js—recommended For Junior And Senior High School Students. 2004, Scholastic, 252p., Ages 12 To 18.

  • Author: Weyn, Suzanne.
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Edition: Reissue
  • Binding: Mass Market Paperback
  • MSRP: 0.00
  • ISBN13: 9780439395625
  • ISBN: 0439395623
  • Language: en
  • Quality Rating: 1
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