The Charity Chip by Brock Booher

If readers are weary of dystopia, this slightly futuristic book might bring them back into the genre. I found the premise to be 100% believable: in a cashless society people have chips . The chips link to bank accounts and are used to pay for everything. Sounds great, unless you are a street kid juggling flaming batons for tips. Caritas, a charitable organization, offers a solution: chips implanted into the bodies of orphaned street kids. The kid are provided with all of their basic needs as well as an education. The chip allows the kids some autonomy and gets the money right to those who need it most. The catch, and there is always a catch to these things, is much trickier than I originally thought. The plot is well constructed, solid characters and a great sense of place

Date finished:  10/7/15

Source:  Public Library


3 thoughts on “The Charity Chip by Brock Booher

  1. letslovebooks November 24, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Sounds familiar, there are far too many dystopian novels out there


    • rhodereader November 25, 2015 / 12:30 am

      I found this to be very different than most dystopian fiction. It’s set in the near future, and I can see how close we are to the technologies in the book.


      • letslovebooks November 25, 2015 / 12:32 am

        Maybe I will check it out when I have the time!


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