Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Swipe" by Evan Angler

About this book:

  “Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?
  Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, "Swipe" follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn't even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.
  The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It's almost Logan Langly's 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn't been able to shake the feeling he's being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.
  When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers?

Series: Book #1 of the “Swipe” series. (There are currently four and waiting for the fifth) {More about this series:
Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is "Left Behind" meets "Matched" for middle-grade readers.}

Spiritual Content- Logan sees online about different religious but he doesn’t have the slightest idea what they taught; “God forgive us” is said; Instead of saying “For Pete’s Sake” and “For the love of Pete” the ruler’s name is put in place of Pete.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘shut it’, a ‘w*ss’, a ‘crummy’, two ‘idiot’s, three ‘screw’s, four forms of ‘suck’, five ‘shut up’s, and six ‘stupid’s; Five curses are said (or mumbled) but not written; Sarcasm; Dane says he can’t wait to get his Mark and “stop replying on my stupid parents”; “that meddling little—“ is said but interrupted; Killing people (semi-detailed); Slurs about the Markless.

Sexual Content- Who-likes-who and mentions of dating; Erin gets called pretty many times; Some may think that Logan has a crush on Erin, but Dane does have a crush on Hailey, and Hailey on Logan.

-Logan Langly
-Erin Arbitor (I’m including her here because she has the second most P.O.V.s)
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Blake, Hailey, Dane and Mr. Arbitor.
                                                        273 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens-
(and a half)

Early High School Teens-

Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

I wasn’t sure if I was going to do a review of “Swipe” on here, as the main character is a boy and this is a blog for girls. But some of y’all have requested it and because Erin has the second amount of P.O.V.s, I am. ;) Though this book (whole series, really) has a unique plot line, I wish there wasn’t so much minor cussing! :(

See y'all on Friday!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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