It's a familiar theme in young adult literature. In "Glitch" by Heather Anastasiu, a teenage girl lives in a dystopian society where, because of chips and technology imbedded in them, the people basically have no emotion.
They have been told that emotion was the cause of the war that destroyed the earth, and that's why they all must live underground, packed together like sardines. When Zoe begins having glitches, breaks in the constant communication with the "Link," she starts drawing and thinking for herself.
Obviously, there are other "glitchers" who find her and the book is about how she decides with whom she will try to escape. During this first book in the trilogy she also learns more about her own past -- something that haunts her and changes the way she thinks about her life.
The book is essentially plot-driven, but the characters are compelling. It's direct and it's a quick read. Because of the constant action, the reader really wants to find out what happens next.
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