The Bar Code Rebellion

The Bar Code Rebellion

by Suzanne Weyn

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Overview


The second book in the action-packed Bar Code series.

They want your identity. They want your freedom. They can't have them. The bar code rebellion.

Kayla has resisted getting the bar code tattoo, even though it's mean forfeiting a "normal" life. Without the tattoo, she's an exile. But she can't stay an exile for long. . . .

For reasons she doesn't completely understand--but will soon discover--Kayla is at the center of a lethal conspiracy that will soon threaten the very notion of freedom. Kayla can either give in to the bar code, or she can join the resistance and fight it. The choice, for her, is clear:

It's time to fight.

They want your identity.
They want your freedom.
They can't have them.

The bar code rebellion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545470551
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 130,080
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Suzanne Weyn has written many books for young adults including Distant Waves, Reincarnation, Empty, and Invisible World. She lives in New York, and you can find her at www.suzanneweynbooks.com.

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Bar Code Rebellion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
THE BAR CODE REBELLION, by Suzanne Weyn, is the second book about seventeen-year-old Kayla Marie Reed and the world she lives in. In 2025, when the novel takes place, everyone, at the age of seventeen, is required to be tattooed with a bar code. The bar code is what people use for everything, from paying for bus fare to getting a job. In the first book about this world, THE BAR CODE TATTOO, Kayla's neighbor, the now-famous Gene Drake, was killed in a struggle because he had discovered something terrible about the tattoo, and wanted to tell the world.

More terrible, it seems, than what Kayla and other bar code resistors already know: that the tattoo contains each person's genetic code, gained from the blood sample taken when they are tattooed. These codes can ruin a person's life, if they have problems such as bipolar disorder or Parkinson's disease in their family. That's what happened to Kayla's friend Amber and her parents.

Following Gene Drake's example, people everywhere are resisting the tattoo, even though it means forfeiting any chance at a normal life as a part of society. People are burning off the tattoo, or, if they join in time, refusing to get it in the first place.

One day, Kayla sees a girl on TV with her face, telling people how happy she is about the bar code tattoo. Next thing she knows, this girl is everywhere, pretending to be Kayla, and promoting the bar code tattoo. Is she a digital fake? Or is there more to it than that?

Suzanne Weyn's novel takes place in a scary future society. It's especially scary because it really could come true. We've all read books about what the future will be like, and chances are, none of them are exactly right. Everyone predicts, though, that the government will have more and more control over our daily lives, maybe even getting to the intense and frightening level like that in BAR CODE REBELLION.

In this story, characterization takes a backseat to the action, but that's okay, as it's meant to be more about the plot and the setting than it is about the characters. Even though the characters feel a little two-dimensional, it's still a book worth reading, especially for fans of THE BAR CODE TATTOO.
Wolf-horse-spirit220 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book I knew I had to read this one. With Kayla finding out there's a lot mare to her genetic history than she thought and knowing that their's someone out their wanting to bring her back in she knows she must run and hide. She must fight for what she believes in if she wants to succeed. But when she see's herself on T.V. going against everything she believes in she must go beyond what she thought was ever possible. I would enjoy reading this book over and over again as it never gets old.
paigeturner77 More than 1 year ago
Kayla has said "no" to the bar code tattoo that is "suposed" to make your life easier, but in fact can kill you. She has fought against it. She has lost her parents because of it. She is loosing more friends each day! She has had it up to hear with this bar code. And she needs to put a stop to it....NOW! Before the world goes into chaos. Before G-1 can kill more people. Before David Young kills himself. Kayla, Mfumbe, and August arrive at the U.S. capital to join the many hundreds to march against this bar code. But things go wrong. 700 protesters were captered and forced to be bar coded. And among them is David Young and Mfumbe. If That isn't enough, a fake Kayla keeps showing up on teh news claiming she "loves" her code! There are more of Kaylas out there. 5 more to be exact. There is Kayla the bar code rebellion; Kass the palm reader; Kara the orphan run-away; Kendra the violent wack job; the fake Kayla a drugged clone; and KM-6 a quiet strange clone. Can Kayla and her clones save everyone? Read and find out!
skittlez More than 1 year ago
I love this book because it included all genres from non-fiction to fiction, romance to action and adventure. I loved it because it was written in such a powerful way that IT MADE BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN. Suzanne Weyn I hope you write another book to this wonderful series and I hope you continue to pursue your writing career.I love this book so much I cannot wait for another book to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE BAR CODE REBELLION, by Suzanne Weyn, is the second book about seventeen-year-old Kayla Marie Reed and the world she lives in. In 2025, when the novel takes place, everyone, at the age of seventeen, is required to be tattooed with a bar code. The bar code is what people use for everything, from paying for bus fare to getting a job. In the first book about this world, THE BAR CODE TATTOO, Kayla's neighbor, the now-famous Gene Drake, was killed in a struggle because he had discovered something terrible about the tattoo, and wanted to tell the world. More terrible, it seems, than what Kayla and other bar code resistors already know: that the tattoo contains each person's genetic code, gained from the blood sample taken when they are tattooed. These codes can ruin a person's life, if they have problems such as bipolar disorder or Parkinson's disease in their family. That's what happened to Kayla's friend Amber and her parents. Following Gene Drake's example, people everywhere are resisting the tattoo, even though it means forfeiting any chance at a normal life as a part of society. People are burning off the tattoo, or, if they join in time, refusing to get it in the first place. One day, Kayla sees a girl on TV with her face, telling people how happy she is about the barc ode tattoo. Next thing she knows, this girl is everywhere, pretending to be Kayla, and promoting the bar code tattoo. Is she a digital fake? Or is there more to it than that? Suzanne Weyn's novel takes place in a scary future society. It's especially scary because it really could come true. We've all read books about what the future will be like, and chances are, none of them are exactly right. Everyone predicts, though, that the government will have more and more control over our daily lives, maybe even getting to the intense and frightening level like that in BAR CODE REBELLION. In this story, characterization takes a backseat to the action, but that's okay, as it's meant to be more about the plot and the setting than it is about the characters. Even though the characters feel a little two-dimensional, it's still a book worth reading, especially for fans of THE BAR CODE TATTOO. **Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce
Guest More than 1 year ago
What would happen if you lived in a world wear you could be judged by your genetic genes? That's the storyline for this amazing book, 'The Bar Code Rebellion.' If you have a teen daughter or son or you are a teenager intrested in futuristic books with lots of action and suspense, buy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has it all! some romance, adventure, very intriging!! kept me reading till the end!{very satisfying ending, happy ending!!}
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the closing book to the Bar Code Tattoo duology by Suzanne Weyn. It was a great book, the action was non-stop and so much story was put into this little book.Kayla is set to make the journey to Washington DC in order to join the protest against mandatory bar code tattooing. Things get confusing though when she starts showing up on TV as an advocate for the bar code. Who is this girl on TV? As Kayla's journey continues she begins to find out things that completely change the way she looks at herself and her history. Along the way new information comes to light that the bar code may have an even darker purpose than keeping track of everyone's genetic code.This was a great story. Some wonderful new characters enter into the story. The characters are fairly well-developed but the strong point of the story is definitely the idea surrounding a bar code society. The writing style is okay. The book is a quick read and very engaging.This book was a bit less believable than the first book. With characters wielding a number of strange abilities, like telepathy and telekinesis, things are much further displaced from a "near" future. Also the whole story about Kayla's history is interesting but kind of strange.I enjoyed the story; it was a good conclusion to the series and a quick read. Things are nicely wrapped up. If you read the first one you have to read this one. I am actually kind of surprised these two short books weren't published as one novel. The ideas in this novel are what really make it great. Will I read more of Weyn's stuff in the future? Probably not. I will keep an eye on her writing though to see if she comes up with anymore really creative sci-fi premises for a novel.
TiffanyAK on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Though the ending comes way too fast, this is a fitting conclusion to the two book series. If you enjoyed 'The Bar Code Tattoo', you'll enjoy this one as well. There are many of the same characters, much of the same issues, and the same and new science. It does well concluding the story began in the first volume.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I only read this sequel because I had already bought it (and it was short). Like the first book, Rebellion is full of ridiculous pseudoscience and mysticism that doesn't add anything, isn't necessary, and turns what could have been a thought-provoking look at identity, society, genetics, and modern technology into a pretty silly story. Disappointing but expected after the first book.
midnighttwilight101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Bar Code Tattoo is a series about a girl named Kayla (Yay, finally a main character with my name) that is set in the future. Everyone is made to get a tattoo of a bar code, this bar code has everything about them in it, their money, job, even their DNA and traits (like alcoholism or mental disorders). But the bar codes seem to change people, and Kayla thinks they are breaking up her family.
MissBoyer3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kayla has resisted getting the bar code tattoo, even though it's meant forfeiting any chance she'd had at having a normal life. Without the tattoo, she's an exile. But when someone very important sets about to bring her back in again -- WITH a tattoo -- Kayla finds herself a part of the resistence, where her unexpected allies and even more unexpected enemies include three clones of hers.
Liggybee More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I love how it all came together in this book and how characters from the first book had defining roles in this story. I won't spoil this for anyone by saying that I was really surprised by the real reason Kayla was so critical to the government agency in charge of the bar coding. Definitely not what I expected but brilliant thinking! I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first book. Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don,t read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Help me find the first book of the series please!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nodded a hello to both*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i could give this book negative stars i would. Anyone who likes this book needs to get mental help. Suzanne weyn needs to become a garbage MAN because that is the limit of her mental capabilities. Authors and readers should read this book just to revel in the atrocity that is this series. This series is a prime example on how not to write a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and i didnt liie it. Maybe it was just me but i wouldnt recommend this to a friend. It jumped way to much. She barely new the dudes and she was already saying she loved them. That made me dislike the first book. It also didnt go into hardly any details to give me the sense i was in the book. I felt like a 6th grader wrote the book.... i was disappointed when reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! A must read!
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