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This question was answered on Tue 03, Mar 2009 08:17am by rhiannon

Question: Book about people with shaved heads with implanted chips.

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Asked by forge on Mon 02, Mar 2009 10:10pm :
I only partially remember a book from my Teen years that was about a future
where everyone lived in a city under a dome. The residents of the city all
had shaved heads, and each person had a chip implanted in the back of their
heads. 

The book is from the vantage point of a young man, who is unhappy with his
assigned position in the society. He escapes the city, removes the implant
and regrows his hair out in the wilderness. He joins a comminity of
renegades who have rejected the life under the dome. For some reason I feel
his father is someone of importance in the community, and that the purpose
of the chip was to help maintain your assigned role.

This book will be pre 1990's, most likely pre 70's if I recall the style of
cover art. It was required reading in my English classes.
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Answer by rhiannon on Tue 03, Mar 2009 08:17am:
Poor Monica Hughes, no one ever remembers her books!

This is Devil on My Back by Monica Hughes. There's also a sequel called The
Dreamcatcher.

The young man is Tomi, he falls in love with a girl called Rowan. 

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Comments:

Comment by forge on Tue 03, Mar 2009 07:20am:
Wow thanks Rhiannon! I've been trying to figure out the title of this
book for a year already. This is really great!
Comment by rhiannon on Tue 03, Mar 2009 08:16am:
Happy to help! 

 

 
 
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