Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

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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. 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 Heather Anastasiu's action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy.


About Heather Anastasiu

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HEATHER ANASTASIU grew up in Texas and now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and young son. She spends most days most days writing at a coffee shop or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.
Published August 7, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 331 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After a disappointing start, the second installment of Anastasiu's (Glitch, 2012) dystopian trilogy will be a welcome surprise to ...

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A dystopian romance that feels like the love child of M.T. Anderson's Feed and Lauren Oliver's Pandemonium fails to distinguish itself.

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Zoe, 17, lives in the Community, an underground civilization where everyone has computer chips in their brains that connect them to the Link network, dull their emotions, and turn them into drones tha

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During this first book in the trilogy she also learns more about her own past -- something that haunts her and changes the way she thinks about her life.

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I’ve read a lot of dystopian, even vampire dystopian, but I’ve never read a story that combined supernatural abilities in a dystopian world.

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As the story began to pick up and the glitching became more frequent, I realized that the ‘dullness’ of the characters is what Zoe was trying to avoid by adapting to the glitching.

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