Tuesday, August 7

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: This was a weird book. Not a bad weird, just different weird. We are introduced to Zoe who lives in the Community.  Order is taken seriously and you must obey the order to the core.  Zoe starts glitching and she has to hide it. She doesn’t want to be de-activated. She also meets two other glitchers named Adrian and Max. Adrian and Max were unique in their own special way, and each boy wanted to be with Zoe and discover what they could be. They could experience anger, pleasure, and love and all the other things that make us human.

Zoe and the boys,  along with others want to break out and join the Resistance. The Resistance basically lives on the surface and they get to have their own thoughts and opinions and live life the way they want too.

As Zoe struggles for her feelings and tries to keep her glitches hidden, she has a lot of tough decisions to make.

Glitch was a neat book. I liked it a lot but it wasn’t the easiest book to get into. It took some time to really learn the lingo and to go with it. I can see how this book might turn some people off. It was difficult to really relate with at times.

I did enjoy the characters and learning more about each one. I liked seeing what each power was and how they could use it.

The plot was neat too. It won’t be everyone’s favorite book of the year but I’m sure it will please some readers.

Overall: Glitch was a weird debut, not in a super great way but not in a bad way either. It was unique to say the least.

Cover: Like it! It’s beautiful! The colors are outstanding. 

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