The Bar Code Tattoo

The Bar Code Tattoo - Suzanne Weyn Overall: I loved the idea of this book. I can totally see humans coming up with a "bar-code" tattoo to make things easier. I don't see the government messing with them, though. The idea was awesome. My issue was that it was a typical dystopian type of book. I was hoping for something new and different. But no, the boy always ends up saving the girl who gets herself into trouble every possible chance.I also hated the psychic mental powers thing. I hate that the characters automatically get special powers to help them. Takes away from the realistic setting. I think it made me realize how close we are to something like this.The whole thing with her dad was very odd. There was never a set answer, unless I missed it, on why he did what he did. All-in-all it was alright, not amazing, but definitely worth reading.

Characters: Mfumbe was cute. I didn't fall in love with him, though, so that was a downer. No one else caught my attention, except maybe the old lady, I'm blanking on her name, who invites them into the compound. A little help here?

Quotes: “Even thought she saw tattoos everywhere, they continued to fascinate her. How bizarre to be branded like a box of cereal. Didn't people mind being counted as just one more product on a shelf? There had to be more to a person than that.”

Recommend?: Yes it was a quick, light read. I'll give it 3-4/5 stars. It was worth the read to learn about these "bar code" tattoos. They were a very clever idea.