Glitch, Book 1
Author: Heather Anastasiu
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Source: St. Martin's Press via NetGalley
Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
"What just happened? That was certainly anomalous behavior. Could it be some sort of Monitor's test to see if I would report an observed anomaly? Was I being watched from here? Or could it be . . . ?
Hope bloomed inside my chest. What if I wasn't the only one who glitched?
But when I looked again, Maximin's face was completely blank, without a trace of the energy and alertness I'd seen a moment before. Of course. Once again, I'd been so focused on my own emotions that I was starting to see them everywhere.
I struggle to keep my shoulders from sagging. Maximin wasn't a glitcher like me. He was part of the Community, part of a greater whole where each person was a small but necessary node, Linked in thought with all the other nodes. Humanity Sublime. It's what I missed the most when I glitched, that feeling of wholeness and connection, of belonging to something bigger than myself. Now it was just me. What good was it to have color and happiness when I couldn't share it with anyone?
Community first. Community always. How guilt swept over me again, that constant heavy sense that I was bad. Wrong. Broken. After all the lessons I'd been taught about how individuality and selfishness were destructive, here I was not only refusing to report myself, but looking for a companion. Actually wanting Maximin to be broken, too. What was wrong with me? I was beginning to understand the dangers of the barbarian human traits that caused the destruction of the world."
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