Anomaly by Krista McGee

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
4 Llamas

Review

This is a really good book for young Christians. Its clean, youth friendly, and… IT’S ABOUT A GIRL LEARNING ABOUT GOD!!!!!!!!! So, yes, I really liked it.

The book is about earth after a big nuclear disaster, and these scientists created…. I guess I would say…. humans, but not in a creepy way. They just grew them (I guess?) The plot line for the story is really cool, though. Since it is after a war and the planet is… well destroyed, people do die. But nothing descriptive… they just die, though younger kids (like 10 and under) may not want to read it. I really don’t know, I’m kinda just guessing at this point sooooooooo.

Over all, a great book, and definitely worth reading. Recommended for youth, and I will suggest it for adults and younger readers too if they are old enough to face the idea of people struggling and dying on a crazy earth.

Pros

  • Christian book!
  • Youth friendly!

Cons

  • Occasional post-nuclear death
  • Can get a little weird a times…

Decades before Thalli’s birth, the world was decimated by a nuclear war. But life continued deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. There they created genetically engineered human beings who are free of emotions in the hope that war won’t threaten the world again.

Thalli is an anomaly, born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far by hiding her differences. But then her secret is discovered when she’s overwhelmed by the emotion of an ancient piece of music.

The Ten quickly schedule her annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk—a scientist being groomed by The Ten—convinces them to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the Scientists’ Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance.

As her life ticks a way, she hears rumors of someone called the Designer—someone even more powerful than The Ten. What’s more, the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. And the parts of her that she has always guarded could be the answer she’s been looking for all along.

Thalli must sort out what to believe and who to trust, before her time runs out.

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