Anomaly by Krista McGee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Anomaly is one of the best YA books I’ve read since The Hunger Games! It is in the same genre (dystopian) but it is also very obviously a Christian book as well.
After I finished reading I gave it to my daughter to read and she pretty much devoured it in a day!
We are both eagerly awaiting book two in the series! There isn’t much that I didn’t like about this book—really, the only thing that bugged me was that one of the character’s soap smell was mentioned a few too many times. Other than that this was a fantastic (and quick) read!
Thalli is an Anomaly—she has the ability to feel emotion in a world where scientist have learned to remove this trait. As a matter of fact—all remaining life is genetically engineered to be void of emotions.
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Generations of humans are taught one skill from birth and their goal is to benefit the surviving community through their chosen skill. Aside from the “scientists” they are not allowed to question why—that is the trait of an anomaly!
The story really begins when Thalli is removed from her “pod” for showing emotion over an ancient piece of music. It is then that she meets John—a father of one of the ten original scientists that preserved and genetically modified the human race.
John is hidden away from the pods and from the public. He is kept in seclusion because of his dangerous belief in the great Designer—the creator of all life and emotion.
Thalli also reconnects with a childhood friend who is now a scientist and the two of them start to develop feelings for one another which is considered primitive and is strictly forbidden.
I really enjoyed this story so much that I don’t want to spoil it anymore or spill too much. This is very much a Christian tale so if you’re offended by saving grace then this is NOT the book for you!
If you enjoyed The Hunger Games and you’re looking for something in that genre and you like sci-fi/Christian tales then this one needs to go on your “to be read” pile!
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