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The Tomorrow Code

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  2,005 Ratings  ·  278 Reviews
“The end of the world started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . .”

Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, they discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Ember (first published October 28th 2008)
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Jan 10, 2009 GirlwiththeBraids rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teenagers Tane and Rebecca have been friends since anyone could remember. Rebecca has the highest grades in the class, always looks her rock-star best, and everyone admires her. But sometimes Rebecca feels no one can understand her. Her father’s dead and her mother is wasting away in front of the television. Tane begins to have more-than-a-friend feelings about her, but Rebecca doesn’t notice a thing. One day, Rebecca comes home to a note on her door from the government saying they are taking aw ...more
Gideon Nelson
"The Tomorrow Code" is, overall, an okay book. The sciences behind the entire plot are intriguing. Sadly, everything plummets from there.

The writing itself is merely decent. The narrative is no award-winning masterpiece; it's quite simple and two-demensional. It improved between the dull beginning and action end, but I was unimpressed.

The plot started off stagnant, emotionless, and-let's face it-boring. I was halfway through the book before I was truly interested. The beginning had a weird effec
Oct 29, 2011 Rich rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a review, so there is spoilers..

Good premise, and alot of action, but goes down hill in second half when plot becomes ridiculous.

The Tomorrow Code is a young adult apocalypse novel about two kids in New Zealand who stumble across information from the future that the world will end soon. Like The Di Vinci code, action and plotting hide several large plot holes. This is a time travel story where two fourteen year-olds get information from the future sent by their future selves. It is never
Sep 05, 2011 Sva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Allyson O'malley

What would you say if you could talk to yourself as you were six months ago? In Brian Falkner’s The Tomorrow Code, that message brings news of the end of the world. The novel offers a fast paced and exciting story line, with likable characters and a message that we have to take care of our earth. The only problem I had with it is that it was difficult to look past the flaws in the scientific reasoning. Overall, the book was a great read with very few criticisms to point out.
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Oct 18, 2014 Clayton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The way Brian Falkner writes is excellent. This book has one of the best story lines I have ever read. This book in science fiction, it talks about sending letters to the past and how it would affect the present. Tane and Rebecca are the main characters, they figure out a way to receive messages to the past. Tane makes the initial thought of the possibility of sending messages to the past. Tane and Rebecca live in Auckland, New Zealand. Tane’s family is rich and Rebec ...more
I think this book is really good. I never stop to think if time travel is real, everyone thinks it is science fiction. I think the book has a good plot and even if I really do not like physics that much, it got my attention and now I have a different perspective towards physics. The book is about two best friends, Tane and Rebecca (and Fatboy). They think of an idea when they saw a shooting star. They thought what if you can send back messages to the past. Rebecca thought deeply about the idea ...more
May 15, 2014 Jacob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is quite interesting in some of the concepts it presents though i do wonder if the can follow through because of paradoxes in which they create a new future that didn't happen... well what i just said was confusing what i mean is that the future that the messages are sent from can't exist if certain events don't happen and because of the messages these events cease to exist thus destroying the future that was built on these events which in turn makes it so that the message was never sen ...more
beth c
Jul 14, 2014 beth c rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow. Just wow. This book made me think so much! And that ending! I wish there was a sequel, where they went back, and started the whole thing again, so we can find out what happens in the end!

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May 06, 2010 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A kids book? In the book description on this book is targeted to 9-12 year old. Between the concepts, vocabulary, and the way the humor is (and the unnecessary swearing), I'd say teen.

Because this is written in New Zealand, British words and phrase are found instead of US ones (e.g., car park vs parking lot). That, and descriptions & locations, etc. are all good for cultural expansion, or just general interest.

As often happens, when playing with the concept of time, it is arguable
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I have never understood the passion and jealousy characters exhibit. Maybe it's because I've always been pretty ambivalent when it comes to relationships. I've never really felt the need to be with someone else. Or maybe because God damn it, they are just over-reacting and need some help from a psychologist. Your world is dying and you send your brother out when you are the one warning yourself not to?! Makes no sense. Certainly I wouldn't want Tane as a brother.
Now that my irritation with Tane
Jan 26, 2012 Emma rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
The book is about a smart science geek named Rebecca and an artsy boy called Tane. They have been best friends since birth, they were born on the same day and have done everything together! But what if somehow, the future you's have send you a message. S.O.S. What do you do then? Obviously, something is very wrong. As they slowly uncover the secret messages, they they also discover the devastating truth. Can they stop the end of the world?

I loved it. I loved getting the clues and discovering the
The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner was such a great book, the author is an absolute genius. It was something wild and different that you haven't seen before. A guaranteed fun read. At first I gave the book 4 stars, but then I thought; "What could the author improve about this book?" and I couldn't name a single thing. So I changed it to 5 stars, for this amazing book.

It is about Rebecca and Tane who are best friends. They have known each other since birth, being family friends. Rebecca is extrem
Natalie Ruybal
Sep 01, 2013 Natalie Ruybal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner is one thrilling sci-fi novel you're not gonna be able to put down!In New Zealand,Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards have been best friends since they can remember. But one day when they stumble across a series of 1s and 0s and begin to decode them, they realize that they are messages being sent to them from the future! Soon they figure out that its a message sent from their future selves that gives them winning lottery numbers. However that's not the only thin ...more
Sep 14, 2011 Crazyjamie rated it liked it
The Tomorrow Code is one of those books that I discovered by browsing a bookshelf in a shop, read the back of, found the blurb to be quite interesting, and bought there and then. No consideration, no drawn out thought process, just a purchase on instinct.

The blurb in question reveals a book with a promising, if not entirely original premise. Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards are close teenage friends that, through a combination of Tane's creative mind and Rebecca's brilliant intellect, find th
Ms. Patterson
Feb 11, 2010 Ms. Patterson rated it really liked it
THE TOMORROW CODE was an impulse buy for me. I saw it at the bookstore and it looked intriguing, so I bought it. Only after I got home with it did I look up some of the reviews and was even more intrigued.

Tane and Rebecca begin receiving messages from their future selves that contain warnings about an upcoming disaster of epic proportions. The duo, with the help of Tane's brother, Fatboy, attempt to thwart the disaster, by unscrambling the coded messages and warn the others about impending dange
May 01, 2010 Shantell rated it did not like it
Shelves: awful-books
The basic idea of sending messages through time was interesting and intriguing, which is why I continued reading even after realizing the main character was an environmental activist (and as such, impossible for me to relate to). However the environmentalist themes grew more and more pronounced as the book progressed culminating with the main character trying to decide whether or not the pestilent human race was worth saving from complete destruction! This book is filled with ridiculous anti-hum ...more
Andrew Johnson
Aug 31, 2016 Andrew Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Klutchy Kleitsch
Nov 19, 2015 Klutchy Kleitsch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trimester-1
This book is The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner. This book was about two people, A boy named Tane and a girl named Rebecca. They receive a code from a gamma ray one day. They work hard to decipher the code. When they finally find out it is Morse code, they are shocked. They figure out it is the numbers for the lottery. On the bottom of the code it says TR. They are very confused. After that, they realized that it meant Tane and Rebecca! They were so excited. After that they won the lottery. Tane ...more
Apr 08, 2015 Joshua rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first time I read this book, I was completely freaked out by it. The idea of the earth destroying us through a toxic white fog is kind of a silly one when you think about it, but to me back in middle school, it was really terrifying. So I avoided this book for a few years, and when I found the courage to return to it, I found that it wasn’t as terrifying as I thought it was. In fact, I was kind of pissed off at the characterization and the plotting. And I react to anger a lot better than I d ...more
Jalen Parrish
The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner is an action/adventurous novel about three teenagers solving a mystery that there future selves told them to do. These kids are regular that discover something that there future selves told them about. Now they are trying to find out what happens to the future.There names are Fatboy,Tane and Rebecca.They get a disc that gives them a sires of zero's and ones.And go to the lab to find out the sercets.

There are many things that I like about this book.The first thi
Sep 02, 2016 Austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall I thought the book had a very slow start and didn't get interesting until around the middle of the book. Tane and Rebecca are the two main characters who are high schoolers. Rebecca is the top of her class and always looks the best out of everyone, Tane starts getting feelings for Rebecca and she doesn't even notice. While coming up with the idea of time travel they learn to send and receive coded messages through time and end up receiving horrible messages from their future selves. Whil ...more
Kaitlyn Zuilek
Sep 01, 2016 Kaitlyn Zuilek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read tomorrow code because I thought the sci-fi aspect seemed interesting. I wanted to change it up a bit and this book seemed like a great answer. The book is about two New Zealand teenagers who find out they have to save the world when a message from the future is given to them. Tane and Rebecca are two inseparable best friends. They are both sort of social outcasts and have been friends for as long as they can remember. Rebecca is rebellious and stands up for what she believes in a ...more
Zuri Minor
The tomorrow code is a book about two teenagers named Rebecca and Tane. They live in a town called Sunnyvale were they have lived and been friends since they could remember. One day Tane comes up with the idea of building a receiver to be able to get messages from themselves. At first what seemed like a far fetched idea soon became more believe able once they get a DVD. What seemed like just a bunch of ones and zeros turned into mource code from none other then Rebecca and Tane from the future. ...more
Eli Hernandez
Sep 02, 2016 Eli Hernandez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked how ‘Tomorrow's code’ story line kept up with the pace of the reader, and kept the complicated science down to a minimum.While constantly explaining it to keep us in the know of what's going on.I really enjoyed the humor mixed with the gravity of the world in which this story is located.The story is about how one day a brilliant girl and her best friend were lying on their backs looking at the sky and the boy Tane says.”What if some one from the future was sending messages back in time a ...more
Aug 31, 2016 DJRC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tane and Rebecca were two high schoolers, who thought up the idea of being able to send messages to the past. While they discuss this topic they figure out a way to translate messages that are already being sent to them through space.-By translating these messages they find out that the world is in big trouble in the near future.We like the book because it discusses multiple real world problems in an action filled book.-One of the problems it discusses is pollution and how we are damaging the Ea ...more
Dawson Drouhard
Feb 04, 2016 Dawson Drouhard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tomorrow Code
Brian Falkner

This book is about two older teens named Tane and Rebecca who have a theory about time travel and test it out. But in this process they find out how to send and decode messages through time and suddenly get some from their future selves. In the future though something goes terribly wrong but they don’t exactly know what, yet they have to go out and fix it.
This book was a very suspenseful book mostly when they are first decoding the messages from their future selve
Feb 09, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book The Tomorrow Code By: Brian Falkner is about two Best friends named Tane and Rebecca. Tane is a 15 year old boy who is very rich and has a very nice house. Rebecca on the other hand, is less wealthy and is raised by her single mother. Her mother is still in shock from her husbands death. Because of this she doesn't pay bills for her house or anything else. Rebecca finds this out too late and there house is put up for auction.

Meanwhile Rebecca and Tane are testing a crazy theory. They
Sam Eeles
Apr 11, 2013 Sam Eeles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book - just the right amount of 'terror'. My daughter had been begging for it as it was in the 'restricted' section at school. This concerned me until she explained that some year 7 children at her school complained that they'd read everything in the library, so some books were put away just for them. Thankfully she read it quickly so I could get my hands on it! Have recommended to a lot of parents of boys!
Dec 02, 2008 Sally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed so many things about this book. First of all it is a true science fiction for middle school and young adult which is sometimes hard to find. I loved the particle physics and all of the science involved. It was fun to imagine time travel that may be possible. I also enjoyed that it took place in New Zealand. It really took the book to an interesting cultural level.
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