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Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Glitch (Glitch, #1)

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.

When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.

As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.

In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.

Goodreads Summary

If your world was controlled and programmed, would you have the strength to fight back and break free?  Zoe faces this challenge with bravery and perseverance.  Everyone in the Community has a chip in their brain that dictates their thoughts and actions.  Any issues or malfunctions with the chips are supposed to be reported so that the chip can be examined and repaired.  Zoe does not report when her chip stops working correctly; instead, she glitches.  Through the glitch, Zoe becomes human; she thinks independently and meets other glitchers.  After joining the group, Zoe learns that each glitcher has a different ability.  The adventure and romance in this dystopian was amazing.  There is a slight love triangle (warning for those who hate love triangles!).
Anastasiu created characters that I will not soon forget, but am hesitant to describe for fear of giving away too much of the story.  Glitch is perfect for a young adult audience and any other readers who enjoy dystopian novels.  I give this novel four out of five stars.    

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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