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The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
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Apr 28, 08

Recommended to Ruben by: teenagers
Read in February, 2008

this is a book that talks about the future, 2025. the government of the USA makes every person to get a tattoo in their wrist. this is requiredfor every single citizen at age 18 and so.
but this girl found something about the tatoos. their family died for these tattoos.
The bar code tattoo talks about the new kind of identity in the United States, and also in the developed countries. It’s to get a bar code tattoo as if we were things. After some months when a girl called Kayla who refuses to get the tattoo, she thinks that this tattoo could bother her life forever. Then the president of the USA makes a law that every citizen of the USA has to get the tattoo at age 18 and so. This tattoo carries identity, social life, records, and bank accounts; well all the things that are under your name; including your genes.
Kayla’s parents were making her to get the tattoo on her 18th birthday as a present. But when she was in line to get the tattoo she saw how the police killed a guy who had discovered some dark secrets about this tattoo; the only thing he said before he died was “don’t get a tattoo, the tattoo can control your genes.” When she saw this, her life suddenly changed. After couple days, her father became crazy, and then killed himself because he discovered something really bad about the tattoo.
Then her mother got a really sad depression, and become alcoholic, at the same time she worked at the hospital and saw how the government put a chip on all the babies, in this way the government can control all the babies and kill them if they get any bad or mortal disease. Insurance companies could know everything about their customers, well with this they know which customers choose.
In this new government, the state does not respect the rights of every individual. They want to control the people as dictators would.
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Violette I thought that everyone 17 and up had to get th tattoo.


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah You need to mark your review for spoilers.


message 3: by M. (new) - rated it 3 stars

M. ** Spoiler Alert ** The age was 17, and the tattoo wasn't an 18th birthday present from her parents. Her best friend Amber filed her papers for her, thinking Kayla would appreciate it for her 17th birthday present.


AlanCummingFan   she was 17


message 5: by Joey (new) - added it

Joey holy shit now i feel like readin it


Lydia Don't, this book has absolutely no plot development, and weak characters.. Instead, I would suggest the Elite series or the Bumped series.. Anything but this..


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