Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 4.8
Lexile Measure®: 720L
Guided Reading: T
- Mystery and Suspense
- Science Fiction
- Determination and Perseverance
- Pride and Self-Esteem
About This Book
This teen thriller rides the cutting edge in a sci-fi fantasy about conformity, identity and freedom. The setting is the near future, and anyone coming of age seventeen receives a bar code tattoo. It's a rite of passage and it's the be-all and end-all of identity.
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.
Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control. The bar code tattoo.