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Was it through goodreads.com that I learned of this book, or did it come up in the NYT article about one word YA titles along with Bumped and Matched They re all the same, anyway a near, seemingly possible future in which grades, pregnancy, or marriage is ordained by the state or corporation some version of The Man The author s point is that you should read 1984 and Brave New World There might be something else but those are the heaviest hammers This future world is far enough forward fo Was it through goodreads.com that I learned of this book, or did it come up in the NYT article about one word YA titles along with Bumped and Matched They re all the same, anyway a near, seemingly possible future in which grades, pregnancy, or marriage is ordained by the state or corporation some version of The Man The author s point is that you should read 1984 and Brave New World There might be something else but those are the heaviest hammers This future world is far enough forward for a Second Great Depression to have ended but near enough that even young parents can remember a different kind of rat racing ramp up to college In this future world, the river and coastline are polluted but you can go out and catch seafood, which apparently still flourishes enough not to be regulated and is not too contaminated to consume A teenager reckons that she could feed her family with what she catches a touch of Parable of the Sower Bluefish is enough of a commonplace to be described as an acquired taste Lobster still wander into traps and clams can be dug out from the beach Did I mention the pollution The protagonist does almost every time she brings up the river or the ocean And yet there she is, harvesting clams.This world is set after today, after last year in fact, yet students do homework on paper and respond to questions by writing by hand in a lined area under questions printed on paper.In eighth grade I read The Illustrated Man and learned in The Veldt this useful tip about writing in a future setting don t mention specific prices The gadget riddled house in that story cost 30,000 In 1981, I scoffed Scored features an annual college scholarship of 40,000 in the future, when a year of college can cost that much now The anachronisms and inconsistent world building wouldn t matter as much if the plot were stronger, but it was frayed and incoherent And heaviest hammer is actually that a 12th grader can and should make life altering decisions based on the boy she likes What is ist with YA dystopia writers that they never seem to get the endings right Someone should open up a school for that, honestly.OK, that was my greatest problem with the book All in all, it s not a bad read The main character is credible, but sometimes I d have liked her to be eitherfor the reader to identify or less critical so as to underline the kind of brainwashing she s been subject to It would even have been possible to present her as hesitant, but then, someidea What is ist with YA dystopia writers that they never seem to get the endings right Someone should open up a school for that, honestly.OK, that was my greatest problem with the book All in all, it s not a bad read The main character is credible, but sometimes I d have liked her to be eitherfor the reader to identify or less critical so as to underline the kind of brainwashing she s been subject to It would even have been possible to present her as hesitant, but then, someideas of her could have been shown It would have been easy and credible to insert somethoughts in the answers to Diego s first set of questions.I really liked the setting, especially the economic and environmental extrapolation.Moreover, I think the dialogues are very helpful when it comes to understanding the characters ideas and points of view As there s not much in the way of a plot, this is necessary.Now for the ending, as I think these issues are connected The ending s that shallow simply because there isn t really a plot to begin with No conspiracy, really they re just a band, goodness gracious , no plans of overthrowing the system, no dramatic dilemma to be solved, no last minute rescue Well, I would have been OK with something on a smaller scale, too, it just didn t happen.Ms Wheeler could have been exploitedfully in that respect I mean, come on, she s even got a little background story why do we learn about where she grew up when her character never rises to the occasion of being a formidable foe No secret connections, no double dealing And we don t even witness what s happening to her because Imani is busy elsewhere, which is probably good, because presenting the case against her would have been pretty lame anyway.All the possibilities are there, but they don t get used Still, three stars for idea, setting, and promising characters I would read another book by this author, but only if she really wanted to tell a good story Want to seebookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel LeMonde is a member of the Scored, earning a 92 on the ScoreCorps scale An individual s score determines scholarship opportunities, jobs one can pursue and who you can associate with Like many others in her high school, she makes sure she follows the rules of Fitness ScoreCorp put forth a few years ago to ensure people were behaving accordingly Peer groups are one factor of soc Want to seebookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel LeMonde is a member of the Scored, earning a 92 on the ScoreCorps scale An individual s score determines scholarship opportunities, jobs one can pursue and who you can associate with Like many others in her high school, she makes sure she follows the rules of Fitness ScoreCorp put forth a few years ago to ensure people were behaving accordingly Peer groups are one factor of society that influences your score and Imani chooses to be friends with Cady, a 70, who s score has been dropping rapidly When the next round of scoring comes out, Imani s score drops down to a 64 due to a decision Cady made Now Imani must choose whether to keep the pact with Cady she made to remain friends no matter what, or try to improve her score before the final evaluation is given Imani dreams of college seem to have disappeared but when an opportunity to earn a scholarship arises, she has to decide how far she ll go to achieve her goals.The concept of this book was very intriguing The scoring concept was interesting and I enjoyed learning about each aspect of it It was interesting to see what was deemed right and what was deemed wrong in society and how everything influenced everything in some way The book attempted to cover many topics such as racism, sexism and creating an even playing field among all individuals I liked Imani for the most part but at times she got on my nerves She seemed to naive at times but other times seemed too old for her intended age There wasn t much of a balance to make her seem like a real character I did enjoy her development throughout the story though I liked Diego as a character and thought he was well executed I also really enjoyed Imani and Diego together and the dialogue they shared Overall, I think the book could begin some great debates in classrooms and could be beneficial for many younger students to read and think about My ACT score was in the 20 s.Nobody cares about that any.My GPA has always been above average No one wants to hear about it.My life has been carefully controlled by grades, scores, ratings and rank since before I was even aware of it, all under the premise that if I scored well enough, the finances that I didn t have wouldn t matter That without these scores, I was doomed to only achieve the levels my money would allow The rich children would have better opportunities, but the well scored My ACT score was in the 20 s.Nobody cares about that any.My GPA has always been above average No one wants to hear about it.My life has been carefully controlled by grades, scores, ratings and rank since before I was even aware of it, all under the premise that if I scored well enough, the finances that I didn t have wouldn t matter That without these scores, I was doomed to only achieve the levels my money would allow The rich children would have better opportunities, but the well scored could always level the field through merit based scholarship.Recently, I ve begun to monitor my Klout score Klout is an algorithim calculations based website that monitors your social media influence Higher scores reflect the amount of people on the web that value what you talk about and share Companies use these scores to pinpoint the best people to help market their products For instance, a high klout score with an emphasis on Cars, may get you a free week long test drive from a car company On the surface these things sound AWESOME Nois it about who you know , or what you have , but it s about YOU Who you are What you do Fair and impartial, technology does the work that humans have failed at.That said, let me just start this review by admitting that the most chilling thing that hit me almost immediately, was that Imani, our main character s score in this book is 64My Klout score is 64 We re ALREADY scoring and charting and tagging ourselves into a fresh new caste system One where everyone is better because no one is.Oh my gosh where do I even begin.Imani LeMonde is a member of the Scored Like most of the other scored in her high school, Imani abides by Score Corp s Fitness guidelines Peer Group, Self Control , Congruity, and Rapport She violates the Peer Group requirement flagrantly by hanging out with her friend Cady Cady s score has been dropping drastically low due to her love affair with an unscored boy.Imani wants to stand by her friend, but when her own score drops down to the 60 s, the decision seems practically made for her Low scores equal no college, and she has to go to college The guilt by association stems so far that her own little brother won t let the eyes , cameras that document and monitor the scored, see him talk to her.In the meantime, her History teacher, Mr Carol has assigned an essay project that could help Imani get the money she needs to go to college anyway To apply for a scholarship, Mr Carol would like for the scored students in his class to write an argument against the idea of the score, and for this unscored students to write in favor of it While he himself is firmly against the score, and makes some hilarious comments on it throughout the book, he mainly believes this will open the eyes of all of his students, and perhaps get them some college money.To write the paper, Imani secretly and reluctantly teams up with Diego, an unscored but wealthy classmate, and soon everything she thought she felt about the score, and herself begins to shift There were mild similarities to Scott Westerfeld s Uglies series, spying, trusting the enemy, friendship and betrayal, but Imani and Cady s relationship was farof a catalyst for the rest of the story, than the radically flimsy one of Tally and Shay in Uglies There were things about this book that I loved, mainly the ideas behind it, and that there were no real right or wrong answers A score system could even things out, but it could also open the door to muchsinister forms of discrimination A new caste system that would appear so right on the outside, that people won t even know where to begin to tear it down.There were also a few little things that I didn t like however For one, Imani is a mixed race girl, but the cover art doesn t illustrate this at all The subject and comparison between racism, sexism and score ism is referenced a lot in the story, but I still found it really easy to forget about her heritage In fact, this brings me to another thing that bugged me Imani Jane LeMonde s father is black, and his speech is littered with Don t s Aint s , phrases like family don t mean nothing no, and talk of The Man Seriously, was that to remind us that he s black I was not a fan of that.The phrasing used by her father wouldn t have stood out if the other words and writing in the book weren t all so thick The subject matter wouldn t necessarily go over teens heads I don t believe, but the words used get a little technical and over political at times.Like others have said, the ending left MUCH to be desired It did however, seem prime for a sequel but unlike all the other books out these days, didn t say that it would be To not revisit this topic though, would be seriously unfortunate I hope she does.On the whole though, I really enjoyed this short read While I mildy enjoyed McLaughlin s Cycler, I found this to beher stride As a teacher, I m always trying to get my students to work hard We all know that the state test scores determine so much for a student It looks like someone finally wondered what it would be like if we went to the extreme and came up with this awesome book Imagine a world where you are continuously watched and judged Imani is a teenager who has bought into the whole ScoreCorp garbage Why She has a high score Everything affects your scores, who you are friends with, who you date, who you w As a teacher, I m always trying to get my students to work hard We all know that the state test scores determine so much for a student It looks like someone finally wondered what it would be like if we went to the extreme and came up with this awesome book Imagine a world where you are continuously watched and judged Imani is a teenager who has bought into the whole ScoreCorp garbage Why She has a high score Everything affects your scores, who you are friends with, who you date, who you work with or help in school There is no privacy Step out of line and you could ruin your whole life Of course, isn t it funny that ScoreCorp is the one in control Only the rich can afford to go to college If you want a chance then your parents must agree to have you scored Imani s score drops She is paired with Diego to complete a project Diego doesn t have a score because his family is filthy rich This pairing up opens Imani s eyes to many things that are going on around her.I have to say this would be a wonderful book to read together in class The debates that could occur would be great I could see picking an issue from the book and using Socratic circles to discuss those issues I guess I see it this way because I am a teacher and we see so much pressure put on teachers and students about test scores I think this is a book that parents, teachers and students will enjoy.I hope there isfrom this author on this topic If not I look forward to readingof her work This is a very thoughtful book Like most good science fiction, it begins with a concept What would happen to our society if the American Dream died and was replaced by a ubiquitous surveillance and pattern recognition software driven meritocracy What if participatory virtues were replaced with compliance to a greater than human intelligence nanny McLaughlin s fascinating book explores this near future scenario through the eyes of Imani LeMonde Imani is an intelligent high school senior wh This is a very thoughtful book Like most good science fiction, it begins with a concept What would happen to our society if the American Dream died and was replaced by a ubiquitous surveillance and pattern recognition software driven meritocracy What if participatory virtues were replaced with compliance to a greater than human intelligence nanny McLaughlin s fascinating book explores this near future scenario through the eyes of Imani LeMonde Imani is an intelligent high school senior who dreams of saving her Massachusetts coastal home town from its seemingly inevitable ecological and economic collapse The college degree that would make this possible would be out of reach for her family if not for her town s participation in a pilot program from the Score Corps Imani s plans are derailed very early in the book, setting up the conflict that helps the author explore her premise Scored is written for young adults, and the fairly standard coming of age story that is at the heart of the drama will appeal mostly to younger readers Imani and other core characters are likable and well developed, so while the story line is predicable, it is still pleasant, and I found myself rooting for Imani in her research and ethical struggles Where this book really shines is in its role as thought experiment, and to a lesser extent as a love letter to critical reasoning I sincerely hope that McLaughlin writes sequels to this story, possibly for a slightly older audience The world is very interesting, and I for one really want to know what happens next Highly recommended for inquisitive teens, teachers, librarians and anyone concerned about income inequality Scored has the potential to be an amazing novel On paper, Scored looks like the perfect YA dystopian novel It is set a future society whose citizens are constantly monitored by surveillance cameras Students earn points for doing well in school, staying in the right cliques, and adhering to the law Those who earn the highest points receive the opportunity to work in better jobs However, McLaughlin chooses to dwell on the romance between two characters instead of taking the advantage of the w Scored has the potential to be an amazing novel On paper, Scored looks like the perfect YA dystopian novel It is set a future society whose citizens are constantly monitored by surveillance cameras Students earn points for doing well in school, staying in the right cliques, and adhering to the law Those who earn the highest points receive the opportunity to work in better jobs However, McLaughlin chooses to dwell on the romance between two characters instead of taking the advantage of the world she has created A very disappointing read when you know that so muchcould be done with it Find review also at Book Filled Blog.Scored Wow, Scored is one of those Young Adult books, I believe should be put on Required Readings list in school Not because it was well written it was really well written by the way or anything like that, but because it shows morality and ethics in show an interesting light Will we take technology to far Scored is set in Somerton, a poor town with very little employment The town is now a trial city for the Score Corporation That means, nearly everyw Find review also at Book Filled Blog.Scored Wow, Scored is one of those Young Adult books, I believe should be put on Required Readings list in school Not because it was well written it was really well written by the way or anything like that, but because it shows morality and ethics in show an interesting light Will we take technology to far Scored is set in Somerton, a poor town with very little employment The town is now a trial city for the Score Corporation That means, nearly everywhere you go, they are small black balls hanging everywhere, calculating your every movement, words and decisions Scores are based on five things known as fitness Peer Group who you associate with matters the safest bet hang with similar scores Impulse Control what you say and do is important rationalize first as well as Congruity, Diligence and Rapport.For people with a high score, they have a future a chance at college and a career Low scores and the unscored are lucky if they get a menial jobs.Imani LeMonde is scored in the 90 s and her best friend, Cady, is in 70 s but a pact in middle school is what keeps their friendship alive However when Cady does something, her score plummets and she brings Imani s score with her Now in the 60 s, Imani dreams of college seem long over unless she can win an essay competition open to everyone, scored or unscored, for a scholarship of 40,000 Enter Diego Landis, an unscored who is equally intelligent as Imani and also vying to win the essay Now Imani has to make sure she wins the competition, not get caught as she is creates a new career for herself as a spy, all while losing her best friend whatcould happen As Imani fight with inner struggles, betrayal and feelings she shouldn t have, Scored is anything but boring When I began Scored first, Imani bothered me and I just didn t know why but once I finished the book I knew why At the start, Imani s thought were not her own, they were practically implanted in her so that she kept her score However, as the book goes on, we see Imani growing into her own thoughts and how she begins to understand both the positives and negative of Scores By the end of the book, I really liked Imani.Diego Landis is a great character I loved him He was interesting and intelligent but his troubles lie in his problem with authority Iamni and Diego make a great pair as they bounce of each other with interesting debates and witty retorts.Although Scored holds no major plot or turning point, it is still a fantastic book I still have some questions I want answered about Imani as well It s short and I read it in three hours, mainly because I couldn t put it down A must read for everyone {Download} ⛏ Scored Õ 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 foreseeable future 3.5This was different Interesting, but it felt short.This was different because the world was dystopian in process ish You might understand better if you read the book Basically, there is this company pretty much judges you on how good you are, using a scoring system The characters can only associate with people who have similar scores to you excluding family Higher scores mean better chance at college scholarship Anything bad you do pulls down your score, although it s hard to pull i 3.5This was different Interesting, but it felt short.This was different because the world was dystopian in process ish You might understand better if you read the book Basically, there is this company pretty much judges you on how good you are, using a scoring system The characters can only associate with people who have similar scores to you excluding family Higher scores mean better chance at college scholarship Anything bad you do pulls down your score, although it s hard to pull it up Personally, I don t think we need the scoring system We, as people, have our morals, and while it s not as harsh and judgmental as the scoring system, we know ourselves whether what we do is good or bad It also makes you think about privacy having a judgmental computer system looking over your shoulder leaves you with about no privacy.The ending was okay, but I had still had unanswered questions view spoiler Does the lawyer win or the MC s principal hide spoiler Altogether, it was interesting