The Bar Code Tattoo

by Suzanne Weyn

Scholastic Paperbacks
October 2012

Ages 12 – 18 . Grades 7 – 12

Library of Congress: 2004275213

DRA: 70

Guided Reading: Z



The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity.

But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things start happening to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life.

Individuality vs. conformity.
Identity vs. access.
Freedom vs. control.

The bar code tattoo.
Suzanne Weyn

Suzanne Weyn has written many books for young adults, including Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters, Distant Waves, Reincarnation, Empty, and The Bar Code Tattoo. She lives in New York, and you can find her online at


Paperback / softback

Perfect-bound Paperback

ISBN: 9780545470544

256pp. | 5-¼ x 8