The Bar Code Prophecy
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545425292 Hardcover
208 Pages | 5.74" x 8.57" | Ages 12 & Up
Just as in the original Bar Code Tattoo, the year is 2025 and the mysterious, ubiquitous, and seemingly omnipotent multinational corporation, Global 1, is in power through their agent President Loudon Waters. But now this ominous situation is experienced through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Grace Morrow.
When Grace finds out that she's adopted, her biological father, who's the head of the Global 1 nano-bot injection project, urges her against getting the bar code tattoo when she turns seventeen. Stunned by the revelations, she goes home to find her adoptive family vanished, and she's determined to find them, turning to the anti-barcode group Decode. As they uncover more information about tracking, Grace must hide deep underground and undercover, trying to discover information that will allow Decode to figure out what Global 1 is up to, and trying desperately to shut the organization down for good.
Raves & reviews:
"This novel examines issues of individuality versus conformity and individual freedom versus governmental control." —School Library Journal
"This is a great book . . . An excellent tie in to discuss contemporary issues of proposed US I.D. cards and civil rights, as well as corporate domination and centralization of ownership." —KLIATT