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Glitch (A Glitch Novel) Paperback – August 7, 2012
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them - all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Until the one day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Paperback | Kindle book
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“A taut and twisty novel.” ―Publishers Weekly
“An instantly involving page-turner...sure to have readers clamoring for the next book.” ―Booklist
“A taut, irresistible novel, Glitch delivers a pitch-perfect blend of action, romance, and twists that take your breath away.” ―Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
“GLITCH kept me up long past bedtime with its quick pace, wonderfully creepy technology, and a frighteningly believable world. Fans of dystopian novels will love this delightful debut.” ―Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate
“Glitch is full of twists that will make you think right is wrong and up is down, not to mention keep you guessing until the very last page. A thoroughly enjoyable read, with a world that is both frightening and intriguing, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.” ―Elana Johnson, author of Possession
About the Author
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.
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Praise for GLITCH:
"A taut and twisty novel" --Publishers Weekly
"An instantly involving page-turner" --Booklist
"A taut, irresistible novel, Glitch delivers a pitch-perfect blend of action, romance, and twists that take your breath away." --Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
Top Customer Reviews
But while the romance really irked me, I actually liked Glitch! It, honestly, would've been so much better without the romance, but the world-building, the characters, the plot--they were all things I enjoyed reading about. The world-building was amazing and the way that each hard drive was wired in and how the Link controlled the people were amazing. The descriptions didn't confuse me (much. Trust me, I'm totally lost on all this tech stuff). And I loved that the Link would hold of your emotions and that it made all color gray. I'm not sure if that symbolized anything...? But still. Love the world.
The characters! I can say I related to Zoe a lot. I mean, can you imagine not being able to feel anything? Not being able to see color? I could definitely relate to craving all that, despite being told all my life that it was wrong and abominable. Adrien was as great a character as Zoe and I think they were perfect together! Smiles...definitely. Characters were one of my favorite things about Glitch!
Plot? The plot was so...twisty. I mean, you had absolutely no idea who to trust. The good guys were bad, the bad guys were good.Read more ›
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
Zoel lives in a controlled environment, where brains are reprogrammed and people are essentially worker bees, doing nothing but following orders and barely existing. In a post apocalyptic United States, people have been told that the world is unsafe and they must exist in a bunker like world, underground and never seeing anything but their own small little space. They are fitted with computer chips that override emotions as well as desire and violence. Much like communist China, the world they live in revolves around "self reporting" their glitches so their brains can be repaired or decommissioned.
The people are told this is to keep them safe and Zoel, believes it all until she starts to have episodes where reality shines through and she feels things and has thoughts. She thinks she is alone until she meets Max and others who also are "glitching". Now, nicknamed Zoe by the others, she learns that glitchers have powers, hers being telekinesis. The story revolves around Zoe becoming a resistance fighter and taking on the government who rules with an iron fist when she learns about how corrupt their system is.
This is a fresh take on a dystopian theme that has become a base for a lot of young adult books lately. Kids find they are being abused / used, rise up to fight the power with some sort of paranormal help and try to win back control to become human again. I really enjoyed all of the characters and their struggles and look forward to the next in the series. This should be fine for even the youngest of teens with a bit of violence, a teen pregnancy, some kissing but nothing graphic. If you enjoyed Under the Never Sky or The Selection, this should be on your list!
Zoel (or, Zoe) lives in the Community, an underground world where there is no pain or war -and all emotion and individuality has been stripped away by a chip that is implanted into all humans to keep order -always. But when Zoe's chip starts to "glitch," she is suddenly confronted with new feelings, thoughts and a personal identity -all that could mean her deactivation. Zoe seems like she's all alone until she meets others who are also glitching.
Hum...I'm not really sure what to say about Glitch. I guess that, at its core, I really wanted it to be better than it was. Glitch started out with promise -the writing was beautiful, Zoe's conflicts were compelling and the entire concept of the Community was interesting. But, then it seemed that the action seemed to pick up too quickly and the plot, as somewhat confusing as it was, pushed forward in an odd and somewhat unexpected way. (I know this sounds odd, but it seemed like there should have been more story between certain events.)
Once we got into the plot, the action picked up, but the book started to go into places that I didn't expect it to -and that I honestly didn't want it to. I was really more interested in the composition and history of the Community itself and the control it had over people rather than the Zoe's strange powers and the new rag-tag band she starts running with. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't what I wanted it to be.
But I kept reading. That's what matters, doesn't it?
Glitch is a good read in the YA dystopian world, and well worth the time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow. I apparently love reading books where the world as we know it is gone & has become a place where are afraid of what they don't know. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Simone Hunter
I thought this book was mind blowing good!! At first when i started i had to see what kind of world that was created and try to get a feel for it-dystopian.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah C.
A bit like Feed, this dystopian novel concerns a society in which everyone is plugged into a network that controls their thoughts and behavior. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joshua David Bellin
This book begins with suspense and an interesting storyline. The main character was intriguing and it was fun reading about her and what she was going through in the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shannon McKinley
It was a little slow at points, but overall this was a good book. I would recommend this to both SciFi and YA fans.Published 7 months ago by Scottreel11
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