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XVI (sixteen)

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Like all girls in her society, Nina will receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday--XVI. Those letters will be branded on her ... Show synopsis

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Bryn

Eerily Realistic

by Bryn on Sep 13, 2012

In Julia Karr's XVI, all girls have to get a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on their 16th birthday: a proclamation to the world that they are adult and ready for sex. In a chilling reflection of modern society, they are bombarded with media telling them to dedicate every second of their life making themselves more promiscuous, prettier, more sexual, and that a girl who doesn't get laid is no one. This onslaught is so constant and accepted that no one thinks for themselves anymore, and the protesters who shut down the advertising grid for a moment of silence are considered radicals. This is the life Nina has to look forward to, where females are considered nothing more than objects and where females consider this sexuality as "independence". This incredible book has so many themes and insights that can be seen in today's society, and you can easily see this story as one day becoming a reality. Julia Karr's XVI should definitely be read by the younger generation (and the older generations too).

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