- By Brock Booher

The Charity Chip

  • Title: The Charity Chip
  • Author: Brock Booher
  • ISBN: 9781462116690
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Charity Chip Life on the streets of Lima is already difficult for Julio but now that digital money has replaced hard currency survival is virtually impossible Isak comes to his rescue and offers him a chance at

    Life on the streets of Lima is already difficult for Julio, but now that digital money has replaced hard currency, survival is virtually impossible Isak comes to his rescue and offers him a chance at a better life through a hi tech humanitarian program The only catch is a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger of the hand At first life improves dramaticallLife on the streets of Lima is already difficult for Julio, but now that digital money has replaced hard currency, survival is virtually impossible Isak comes to his rescue and offers him a chance at a better life through a hi tech humanitarian program The only catch is a microchip implanted between the thumb and forefinger of the hand At first life improves dramatically, but when another participant dies mysteriously, Julio suspects that the chip does than just dispense charity Now he must uncover the truth behind the charity chip before someone else suffers the same fate.

    1 thought on “The Charity Chip

    1. 4 out of 5 stars. I’m pretty stingy with my star giving. The majority of books I read garner 3-stars. 4 means it was exceptional. 5 means I know I’ll read it again – which I seldom do for there are too many new books to read.Charity Chip, just like Booher’s first book Healing Stone, grabbed my attention immediately. There was no easing into the story – I was promptly hooked. It’s been my experience that when an author jumps quickly for the reader’s attention, my attachment to the m [...]

    2. Julio is an orphan with a twin brother and a will to survive. Society doesn't use money anymore, but uses microchips to pay for things. As a street performer, that makes it tough to get enough food to eat. When he gets a chance to be a part of a program that will give him a chance in life, he goes for it, and the story really takes off from here.This story is very intense with a dash of romance. I thought it was interesting to see how the society functioned (and didn't function) with these chips [...]

    3. Julio's mother's dying wish was for him to take care of his twin brother, Raul. Raul, however, got involved with a gang and wasn't interested in helping Julio keep that promise. When Julio was caught stealing food, a man named Isak came to his rescue and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. All he needed to do was pass a physical and allow a chip to be implanted in his hand. Julio would keep food in his belly and be able to purchase other items he needed. He also had the freedom to live where h [...]

    4. Life isn't easy living on the streets of Lima, Peru. Julio promised his mother before she died that he would take care of his identical twin brother, Raul. Julio is a street performer, it has become harder to live because people no longer use money. The citizens of Peru have become chipped. They use an electronic device in their hand to pay for goods and services. Unless you have a chip, it is nearly impossible to get food, clothes, etc.Julio becomes part of a program that gives street kids a ch [...]

    5. This was a great read! The Charity Chip has an intriguing story, relatable characters, a unique setting and twists I didn't see coming. Recommended for teens and adults alike.

    6. I received this book for free from a giveaway.This book was great! It had a lot of suspense filled moments and the story line was not completely predictable (which I really liked). Like I was genuinely surprised. There was not a moment during the book that I was bored or felt like glossing over it. Also, I really liked where this story was set (which was Peru if I remember correctly). I like the way the chapters were set up with the text messages at the top. That little extra detail is one of t [...]

    7. I think I am the only person that did not love this book!The plot is good; the story idea and foundation solid. But the editing is awful (at least 8 or 9 times I noticed missing words in sentences) - I thought maybe it was an ARC, but it is a circulating finished edition. So many things don't make sense (I will list below in a spoiler section) that the holes in the story seem laughable. I also did not like when Julio asked Angelica why she let the cop grope her, and she said she had no choice. H [...]

    8. 4 STARSThis story grabs you right from the start. It is full of drama, makes you want to give your kids a hug,. What would you be willing to do if your starving. Also wants me to keep cash on hand and if see kids begging to help some. It opened my eyes. I did guess pretty early about what they were doing really. Did not stop till I had read the story.I liked Julio. He is a strong character that was trying to survive and take care of his twin brother. Julio is a orphan. He wants to be a doctor so [...]

    9. I seem to be in the minority here The plot is good; the story idea and foundation solid. But the editing is awful (at least 8 or 9 times I noticed missing words in sentences) - I thought maybe it was an ARC, but it is a circulating finished edition. So many things don't make sense (I will list below in a spoiler section) that the holes in the story seem insurmountable.I also did not like when Julio asked Angelica why she let the cop grope her, and she said she had no choice. His response was tha [...]

    10. 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 wel [...]

    11. 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 wel [...]

    12. Julio is an orphan. He is trying to provide for himself and his brother but its getting harder because of the implantation of money chips. People do not have change to give to an orphan because its all on a chip. Julio has the opportunity to be implanted with a chip for Free. Free food and free showers. It seems like a dream come true. However, he find out a big secret for the chip and now has to find a way to uncover the truth of the chip before anyone else get hurt. This book grabs you from th [...]

    13. I enjoyed this book. It had a unique setting and storyline that was well told and kept me interested throughout. There was one point well into the story where it was suggested that one of the main antagonists wasn't fully aware of what he was involved with or it's real purposes. That surprised me and didn't quite make sense since it seemed to me his actions previous to that point and after proved his shady character. Overall I enjoyed the perspective and thought the book was thought provoking. I [...]

    14. WOW! This book is AMAZING!Filled with beautifully written descriptive details you will feel the emotions of each character.cially Julio-Life can be hard and sometimes it looks like you have found a way to make it betterBut is it truly the better way?Once you start this book don't plan on doing anything else for it will capture you and hold your attention and you will not be able to put it down until you reach the very end :)A gripping tale!Do not miss out on this one!

    15. The Charity Chip is both suspenseful and captivating. Julio is an orphan youth trying to survive the streets of Lima. While struggling to stay alive and keep a promise to his mother before she died, Julio finds himself in trouble with the law. A foreigner steps in to help but, is it too good to be true? Brock Booher creates a relevant story with twists and social commentary that really makes you think. I highly recommend this book and look forward to a sequel.

    16. Experience the journey of an orphan boy who is trying to survive and rise above all of life's obstacles and come out ahead. I was both fascinated and scared with how corrupt any social system can be when it comes to people who will not allow anyone to come before their own agenda, regardless of the cost.

    17. Booher’s strong narrative style allows the reader to glide through The Charity Chip at an easy, enjoyable pace. He throws the reader into the gritty slums of Peru and asks how much of our inherent rights and freedoms are we willing to give up in exchange for assurances of comfort and security?

    18. I really enjoyed this book. I was intrigued to the very end. And reading about the children in third-world countries going hungry made me more grateful for each meal I have! A great read.

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