Throughout England people are now divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test, with the Pures living in small Communities cut off from the madness of society, and the Crazies living outside the walls in the squalor and mayhem of the City. Until the age of fifteen, Ana... show more
Throughout England people are now divided into Pures and Crazies according to the results of a DNA test, with the Pures living in small Communities cut off from the madness of society, and the Crazies living outside the walls in the squalor and mayhem of the City. Until the age of fifteen, Ana has lived a privileged existence amongst the Pures, but her whole world crumbles when she finds out that there was a mistake with her Pure test. She is actually one of the Crazies, and one day in the near or distant future she will become sick. But Ana has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell. Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana's defects, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a conditional reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana's joining ceremony looms closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a 'normal' life. But then Jasper disappears. Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not interfere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
Publish date: June 7th 2012
Publisher: Faber & Faber (UK)
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
Series: The Glimpse (#1)
A dystopian novel set in a near-future in which the population is segregated into Pures who have been diagnosed as free from any potential mental illness and Crazies who have not, The Glimpse is the story of Ana, the daughter of the man who invented the diagnostic tests that determine everyone's fat...
Ana to me was a believable character. There was no pretension of noble motives in attempting to save Jasper, especially when their relationship became delicate in his captivity. While Ana set out for Jasper, she also set out for herself. I appreciated that a lot. Also, she had the maturity of an old...
Where can the horizon lie when a nation hides its organic minds...(The title of this review is a quote from David Bowie's "All the Madmen" - a song very fitting for this book!)The story:The excellent writing drew me into the world of „The Glimpse“ right off the bat – a dystopian future world where p...
The Glimpse Claire Merle Genre: YA, Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction. Format: ARC e-book, 432 pages Expected publication: June 7th 2012 by Faber & Faber In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has be...
This seems like it'll be offensive to me as I have a mental illness, but I'm curious. Hoping I'm wrong.