Life on the streets of Lima is already difficult for Julio, but now that digital money has replaced hard currency, survival is virtually impossible. Isak comes to his rescue and offers him a chance at a better life through a hi-tech humanitarian program. The only catch is a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger of the hand. At first life improves dramatically, but when another participant dies mysteriously, Julio suspects that the chip does more than just dispense charity. Now he must uncover the truth behind the charity chip before someone else suffers the same fate.
|Publisher:||Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 STARS This story grabs you right from the start. It is full of drama, makes you want to give your kids a hug,. What would you be willing to do if your starving. Also wants me to keep cash on hand and if see kids begging to help some. It opened my eyes. I did guess pretty early about what they were doing really. Did not stop till I had read the story. I liked Julio. He is a strong character that was trying to survive and take care of his twin brother. Julio is a orphan. He wants to be a doctor some day. He remembers what his mother had taught him and tried to balance what he was taught with his promise to take care of his brother. Julio juggled with fire batons trying to earn money. Most everyone was chipped and did not carry money any more. It was harder for orphans to survive. Raul was Julio's twin brother but he turned to a gang for survival and wanted Julio to join too. Caritas was a charity that helped some children. They had a lot of rules. They made the kids get a medical exam before they could join. They made the kids get chipped. They fed them, were educating them and controlled what they could eat and drink. Caritas hoped to expand in other countries and more kids. They worked with the UN. The book was entertaining but it sure made me think about so many different issues and made me want to help more. I was given this ebook to read by Cedar Fort Publishing. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of The Charity Chip blog tour.