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by Evan Angler


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"Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler's sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page." --Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent

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Overview

"Apocalyptic dystopian fiction at its best. Angler's sharp wit and dexterity with political themes are matched only by the thrilling suspense on every page." --Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News correspondent

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? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is Left Behind meets Matched for middle-grade readers.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781400318360
  • ISBN-10: 140031836X
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 276
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds

Series: Swipe

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Action & Adventure

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Angler debuts with this exciting book inaugurating a new series. When Logan Langly turns 13 in a few months, he will at last be eligible to receive his Mark. It’s a big day, for the Mark allows people to hold jobs, to vote, and to participate in community life. Logan is worried, though. His sister, Lily, went for her Mark and never returned. Furthermore, he thinks someone is following him. Meanwhile, he befriends a new girl at school. Erin Arbitor has moved from the capital with her father, who has a mysterious job working for DOME, the Department of Marked Emergencies. Together, Erin and Logan set out to discover who’s following him. The trail leads to a gang of Markless people, shunned by Marked society. The book is a well thought-out and well-written thriller set in a dystopian future North America. While the terrain and the politics have been permanently altered by ecological and human disaster, the teenage main characters have concerns easy to relate to. This book is a good read. Ages 8–11. (May)■

 
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