Swipe (Swipe #1)
Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong...more
Logan lives in a world where everyone gets the Mark on their 13th birthday. It isn't exactly required, but if you don't get the Mark then you have no way of buying food or working a job. Basically getting the Mark gives a person the means to access all the things one might need. So why is Logan so hesitant about getting his Mark? It might have something to do with the fact that his sister left to get her Mark 5 years ago and she never returned. Logan has the right to be kind of para...more
The book Swipe by Evan Angler takes place in a post- apocalyptic dystopia called the American Union in the near future. This book is a great start to a great series. This book centers around a twelve year old boy named Logan Langly. The book is difficult to put down and is a page turner.
In a world where everyone must get the Mark on there 13th birthday Logan Langly refuses to get the Mark. The Mark is what any self-respecting A.U. citizen would want: without it it is impossible to buy anything....more
I'm not sure if it was because Swipe was a middle grade novel, but I found some of the characters to be a bit immature. For example, Logan's bes...more
But to Logan, the Mark creates a mixed reaction. On the one hand, he knows it's supposed to be the r...more
My sister-in-law, gave me an errand of buying groceries from the mall, that was December 29, if I'm not mistaken. And I've got that habit of visiting this cheap bookshop every time I went to the mall. Fortunately, "judge a book by its title (and cover)" paid off when I saw the book. It was ch...more
There were people that were considered `unmarked' and lived in a different place than the ones who were marked or had not yet reached 13. Logan's sister was snatched on the day she was...more
I enjoyed this book immensely. It reminded me a little of the "Left Behind" series, but was different enough to capture and keep my interest on it's own. A well-written, intriguing adventure set in a time after civilization has been at war again, and everyone has been offered a "Mark" which...more
The writing style is really, really polished. I think Angler is just technically a better writer than most people working in this genre right now. Every sentence was perfectly crafted. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat, but nothing here is extraneous-- the whole thing was a pleasure to read. His world was imagined very well, and was very fun and futuristic while being just familiar enough. The mystery with the Marks is a lo...more
by Evan Angler
Life as you know it is about to change. Maybe not tomorrow or even next year, but change is coming and you won't like it....
The Total War almost ended everything until the Unity. Shortly after Logan Langley's birth the Mark Program was instituted in the American Union and now just a couple months shy of his thirteenth birthday world unity is looking very likely.
Logan is nervous about getting his Mark and taking the Pledge because of his sister Lily who never returned when she...more
What if Logan goes in and never comes back?
Plus, people are following him and he doesn’t know why. When a new girl starts school and Logan befrien...more
First Thought-I love me some dystopian! I like that summary too!
What I liked-The whole idea was awesome. It was original and like some crazy mash-up of Unwind by Neal Shusterman and Bar Code by Suzanne Weyn. The whole time I was picturing Peck and The Dust as these horrible disgusting unmarked people until the end. I seriously fell in lov...more
Logan Langley will soon turn thirteen and take his Pledge. Most kids his age are excited, but he is nervous – his older sister...more
I loved Evan's descriptive writing. The attention to detail really made the story rich. I loved how he described houses as going up rather than across. Most of the houses have one room on each floor but can be over 20 stories high. (Because la...more
I became kind of paranoid while reading this book... in a good way!
Swipe is about 12 year old Logan Langley who lives in a dystopian world of the Marked and the Markless. The people who are Markless are kind of looked down upon. When the time comes for Logan to get marked, it's kind of like turning 18 in the United States. You become open to a whole new world of opportunities, like voting! So getting marked is usually an experience that people look forward to, but not for Logan....more
Erin’s move to Spokie made me wonder why her mother did not come with them. Her father can stop a question from anyone;...more
In SWIPE, whenever someone turns thirteen, the government gives him or her a Mark. This Mark, imprinted on th...more
The characters were good too, very resilient and curious. They try hard to figure out what is going on with this mysterious group of Markedless called the Dust. While some parts were a bit predictable, I still felt intrigued and...more
This is the world in which Logan Langly lives. While not as violent as The Hunger...more
First off, the plot is really good. I really loved the setting of the world that Logan is in. he is faced with lots of questions that he gets no answers too. He is searching for answer but his time is running out. The plot build up is sort of slow but quickly picks up the pace with much action by the markless. The world building of the fallen...more
Erin and her father move to Spokie from Beacon City. Er...more
Well this book is quite amazing. It is a very thrilling read from the very first page to the end. There's never a moment where you can ease your butt from the edge of the chair because it was just that awesome! You will be wanting for more and before you know it, it's already 3 am in the morning! True story.
Swipe takes place in the future world where North America was torn apart by war. Really, why does the future have to always be war-torn? But anyway, he...more
Logan has been nervous about getting the Mark -- a sign of citizenship and adulthood -- ever since his sister went to get hers and disappeared. When he tells his new friend, Erin, about what happened, she connects it with her father's top secret work at DOME -- the Department of Marked Emergencies -- and soon t...more
Swipe is his first book. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn't hear anything from him. Don't make eye contact if you see him. Don't call his name out loud. He's in enough trouble already.
And so are you , if you've read his book.