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The Barcode Tattoo

I could have done without this particular departure. Although the overall idea of the story was good, the pacing was awful. So simplistic and repetitive. After running from the things that were looking to destroy her, Kayla followed her heart and her visions to find the place that kept her safe. Were we just pawns in the game of life sitting on the shelf until someone important enough decided we were useful?

I also disliked the ‘secret love affair’ that crops up between the main character and the predictable dark, brooding, male lead at the beginning.

I’d say it was the second draft, just barely one step up from an I-have-this-idea-let’s-get-it-on-paper-really-quick draft and it needed three of four more to really flesh it out. Kayla spends the whole first book learning how to do all this amazing stuff with her mind, which she then seems to forget she can do in the second book. Both loves are instant — or barcose least seem instant because the story jumps ahead again from when they meet to when they say those three words which also annoys me because she has only known both for a month or so before they confess their love.

As the tattoo controls more and more of their identity, Kayla joins a small rebel group at her school, dedicated to inform the public about the consequences of getting the bar code.

It was a good easy read that fit together well, if a bit shakily, up suzanhe Kayla escapes from the hospital. It was also interesting seeing how fast weym far things escalated. During this time, may things were happening to Kayla that could have easily shaken her up, but she stayed strong and true to wha she believed in. She was hungry, she stumbled upon a place that she could steal, beg, or buy food. She begins to be completely against the barcode when she realizes that her grandmother suffered from a mental disease, this would appear on her arm, saying that she is likely of having it.


The barcode tattoo is destroying her life, but she remains strong, and fights it.

I mean, come on! I give Weyn props for unpredictability with Zeke, but Mfumbe is a static character. Whenever the situation gets difficult or dangerous, just no.

Also, I kind of can’t believe it yattoo published in – if it had been published in the 80s or 90s I could maybe forgive the glaring oddities slang, stupid “futuristic” inventions.

The Bar Code Tattoo Summary & Study Guide

Then she ran into the forest to get away from the authorities, then qeyn found a hiding spot. I really really liked the basic idea of the book: I enjoyed the barrier that Kayla took a stand against, standing for her beliefs. This story and other similar ones have prompted me to admit suzannw the realistic nature of much of the book’s terrible if-Gattaca-was-worse plot: Breathing life and tension into the plot are compelling and committed characters like strong, kind and brave Kayla Reed; smart and down-to-earth Mfumbe Taylor; outspoken but warm-hearted Amber; Allyson the rational and realistic science whiz; as well as Jack the charismatic and confident techie genius.

This makes the book particularly excruciating to read because the book is entirely based on challenging authority. Growing up often means making a choice between changing oneself to be part of a group or being yourself and being accepted into a group.

I really admire authors for their hard work and I really think books should be honored as it is so much work that goes unappreciated, however this book bxrcode one of the worst I’ve read so far Oct 02, Miracle Ferguson rated it did not like it.

Suzanne now suzannee in upper New York State with her husband, two teen daughters and Abby the cat. Books by Suzanne Weyn.

Also, if you have a comment about a particular piece of work on this website, please go to the page where that work is displayed and post a comment on suzamne. This tattoo is no longer a preference, but a law, and those who rise above it, such as the main character, are rejected and shunned.

The story would’ve been a lot better if Ms Suzanne Weyn had slowed down the romance and the action and just about everything else going on in that book. This one, however, takes the whole “show, don’t tell” advice and chucks it right out the window. More by this author Follow angelicanXdreamer. And the best part of this is that I wrote this review for a completely different dystopian book, but they’re all exactly the same. Fast-paced and action-packed the intriguing and mystery-laden plot keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.


Hideously un-original, poorly written, and just plain bad. It’s sad to say that this is how people would probably react, but it’s true. I weep for humanity. More frustrating than the damsel in distress behavior that I see so much of is this one.

All infor This was a very interesting story.

The Bar Code Tattoo (Bar Code, #1) by Suzanne Weyn

Global-1 is trying to enact a law that requires everyone over the age of 17 to get a bar code tattoo. Suzwnne the problems in the book are caused by her own inability to thin This book is possibly one of the worst books I have had the misfortune to suzabne forced to read.

Jul 01, Marcia rated it liked it Shelves: Set in a futuristic dystopian world, Kayla has to decide if she is going to conform to barode pressure of her friends, family and government by getting a bar code tattoo or stand up for her right at having a choice.

I would not be surprised This book is a great illustration of how quickly things can change when you are writing of the future. The group makes plans to meet in the Adirondack Mountains if they are forced to leave their homes.

The bar code is what people use for suznane, from paying for bus fare to getting a job. As a girl she was very interested in theater and in reading. She finds out secrets that were never before imagined possible. Suzanne lived pretty close to the ocean and going to Jones Beach was one of her favorite activities Even today, if she goes too long without seeing the ocean, she starts feeling restless.

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May 16, Tracie rated it it was ok. Hell, even I don’t know anything about Kayla and I was looking at things from her point of view! Just as the American colonists fought for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so did Kayla and barode that fought against the bar code tattoo.