by Heather Anastasiu
Published: August 7th 2012
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.
I hate to say, I couldn't finish the book. I didn't have any connection with the characters, and even though the world was interesting, it wasn't interesting enough for me to continue past the 150 pages I read.
There were a lot of plot holes, the main one being that if Zoe (really any Community member) couldn't smell, then why did she keep comparing new smells to old ones? For example: the sewers she compared to rotten eggs and turned butter - but how would she know what those smelled like?
Also the "swearing" started grating on me. They were made up words that were used over and over in place of common swears. They were used way too much and it just got really annoying.
I wish I could have finished the book, but it just wasn't holding my interest and attention.