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Scored by Lauren McLaughlin: YA Book Review


Scored by Lauren McLaughlin: YA Book Review

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Reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984, Lauren McLaughlin has created a, all-to-close for comfort, future world where someone is always watching you.

As I opened this book my thoughts were along the lines of … Oh just another dystopian novel, well at least this one is a stand-alone… (Is anyone else tired of waiting for sequels?)  I was not expecting to be blown away. I am thrilled to be proven wrong – a great read – go and get your copy now!4 Star

Recommended age: 13+

Title: Scored
Author: Lauren McLaughlinScored
Publication Date: 25 October 2011
Publisher: Random House
Source: Purchased

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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?          — Extract from Goodreads.com


  1. I’ve never heard of this one but I’ll definitely have to pick this one up. I loved 1984 so you’ve got me excited! 😀

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