Monday, November 7, 2011

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin

During the Halloween snow storm power outage (no power, heat, water) for five full days, I had plenty of opportunity to read, and I was lucky enough to have brought several great books home with me.

If you like dystopian fiction, but aren't a fan of blood and violence, then this is the book for you.

Mechanical eyeballs are everywhere, looking at you, tracking everything you do, say, and even think. And then giving you a score.

In Imani's world everything depends on your score. She is a 92 and seemingly has it made - she will be able to attend a good college (and have it paid for), choose a great profession, and have a life that she desperately wants.

However, her best friend, Cady, is a 71 and hanging out with the wrong boy. Imani believes in loyalty, until her score begins to plunge quickly from the 90s to the 70s and then into the 50s. She needs to drop her best friend, and even then, may not ever be able to raise her score in time.

This book will really make you think. What really is important? Money? Doing the right thing? What does doing the right thing really mean - when you aren't sure what the right thing is?

This is a really good book that I highly recommend for both boys and girls.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. Here's a link to a discussion guide for Scored, in case you or your readers are interested: http://www.randomhouse.biz/booksellers/childrens/files/2011/10/Discussion-LM.pdf

    cheers,
    Lauren

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