Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (Hannah)

June 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Scored by Lauren McLaughlinSummary from Goodreads:

“Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored‘s reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend’s score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.”

Rating: 4 stars

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin is a terrifyingly realistic dystopian novel. Unlike many other dystopian novels, Scored is about a unique indescribable new idea. It intelligently questions the future of our judgmental society. I found the novel intriguing because it explores complicated concepts in a way that young adult readers can grasp. Although Scored is one of many dystopian novels, the plot line is new and interesting. I’m not sure if Scored is part of a series, but the story didn’t quite feel finished. I would recommend this to readers who like dystopian novels or anyone who likes a story that gives you something to ruminate on.

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Entry filed under: Book Reviews, YA Novels.

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