Bar Code Tattoo Book Summary and Study Guide

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It's 2025 and Kayla Reed is getting ready to turn 17, just the age to get her very own barcode tattoo. She decides against getting it when her father commits suicide and her mother becomes an alcoholic. People are killing themselves because of these inch long lines imprinted on their wrists. She begins to suspect that the barcode contains more than just your name, age, and blood type.
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When the only best friend she has gets the tattoo and her family is forced to leave, she is then befriended by a group of tattoo resisters in her school.She helps them on their battle of individuality versus conformity.In this group of people, she finds a love interest, possibly more than one.

The code is taking over society.When the goverment oganization Global-1 suddenly makes the tattoo a law, Kayla finds it harder and harder to live.When her mother's tattoo drives her over the edge, she has to flee.

The book covers her journey to the Adirondack Moutains where the code is not required. It's a rough journey for her, for she is being hunted by Global-1 and Tatto Gen. On her way, she finds that she wasn't the only one trying to get away, and that she isn't the only one who has given up hope of abolishing the tattoo.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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