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A Glitch Novel (Volume 1)

Heather Anastasiu

St. Martin's Griffin


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.

Chapter 1

I FELT IT COMING THIS TIME. I shoved my drawings into the hidden slit I'd made in the back of my mattress, then grabbed the metal bed frame to steady myself as my brain suddenly jolted back into connection with the Link.

Praise for Glitch

“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 -

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Heather Anastasiu

HEATHER ANASTASIU's poetry and short stories have been published in several literary journals, and she is a contributor to an essay collection, Theorizing Twilight: Essays on What's at Stake in a Post-Vampire World. Glitch is her first novel. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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