About the book:
Humanitarians unite to teach street kids like Julio how to manage their money and become self-sufficient—all through a chip implanted in their hands. But after he’s accepted into the program, Julio discovers its sinister objective has nothing to do with charity. To save his friends from a terrible fate, Julio must stop the program at all costs, even if it means his own death.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (June 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1462116698
- ISBN-13: 978-1462116690
About the author:
Brock Booher grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky, the fourth of 10 children, where he learned to work hard, use his imagination, and believe in himself. He graduated from Brigham Young University and served in the US Air Force flying the A-10, and as an Instructor Pilot in the T-37. He is a commercial pilot for a major US carrier. In addition to technical writing for the USAF, his essays have been published in local newspapers, and in Kentucky Monthly. “Charity Chip” is his second novel. He resides in Gilbert, Arizona, with his wife and has six children.
My review: The Charity Chip by Brock Booher
This 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 some day. He remembers what his mother had taught him and tried to balance what he was taught with his promise to take care of his brother.
Julio juggled with fire batons trying to earn money. Most everyone was chipped and did not carry money any more. It was harder for orphans to survive.
Raul was Julio's twin brother but he turned to a gang for survival and wanted Julio to join too.
Caritas was a charity that helped some children. They had a lot of rules. They made the kids get a medical exam before they could join. They made the kids get chipped. They fed them, were educating them and controlled what they could eat and drink.
Caritas hoped to expand in other countries and more kids. They worked with the UN.
The book was entertaining but it sure made me think about so many different issues and made me want to help more.
I was given this ebook to read by Cedar Fort Publishing. In return I agreed to give a honest review and be part of The Charity Chip blog tour.
The Charity Chip” blog tour schedule:
June 7: Every Free Chance
June 8: Readalot
June 11: Bookworm Lisa
June 12: Mel’s Shelves
June 14: Inklings and Notions
June 15: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
June 16: Reidhead Random-ness
June 17: Laura Walker
June 18: Paranormal & Romance Suspense Reviews