The Glitch is a fine example of dystopian science fiction that isn’t mopey and depressing. So the world as we know it fell apart. There is no reason is adopt pessimism as a lifestyle choice. They don’t live as long as people who are optimistic, anyhow. Lib had nothing going for her. She was stranded in some desert wasteland, outside from her techno utopian home, the NORM. She had no memories of her identity, but a head full of useful information. Her new buddies, the Tracker Clan don’t easily accept outsiders, either. Despite everything, she kept hope and tried to make her situation better.
I normally give a book four or five chapters to let the author find the groove and for me to pick up on it before I decide if finishing the story is worth my while. With The Glitch, I was hooked right away. This girl with no memories is discovering a post-apocalyptic world and I was there with her.
I think Finn covered an important theme for the Young Adult genre in loyalty and interpersonal relationships. As we millennials (I’m the oldest in the group but still count myself among their lot) depend more and more on social media to supplement our interpersonal communication, it can be easy to lose track of what is truly important in human relationships, trust and comradery.
Our heroine is a great example of someone who will really be there for you. If the Glitches and Tracker Clan were the cookie parts of an Oreo, Lib would be the cream center.
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The narrator’s voice was very easy on the ears. I dare say it is a pretty voice. I hope she keeps at the audiobook game.
Normally I’m preferential to third person limited point of view, but this first person adventure worked really well. The plot also covered everything needed to stand on its own two feet while also setting a larger stage for the series to play out on. I’m looking forward to the next installment!
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