New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006
In a future world where personal safety has gone a bit over the top, Bo Marsten is just one of the kids. Well, it's true that both his father and his brother are serving time in prison. But that is not that unusual. After all, if it wasn't for the prisoners, there would be no one to do the manual labor. Now, Bo has a bit of an anger management issue. He has to keep it under control or he might just find himself in prison as well. Even yelling at someone and making them feel bad is a punishable offense. So when Bo is accused of inflicting a rash on a classmate, he finds himself in a work camp surrounded by fierce polar bears and criminals. Will he ever found a way out of this mess? And just who are the gold shirts that everyone fears?
The year is 2076. Verbal abuse, obesity and dangerous activities in the United States are against the law. Helmets and health food are in and sports are outlawed. Bo Marsten, 16, loses self control and hits another classmate. Sentenced to work at a pizza factory, Bo finds himself a candidate for the warden's favorite past time, football. (Florida Teen Reads nominee, 2007-2008)
Rash is set in the future.
In the future everyone is concerned with your safety. They even renamed
the United States the United Safety States of America. Now in this future
society they've added a few extra laws to help keep you safe.
Self-control -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Football -- Fiction.
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.