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In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative 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 and her birthday loom 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 intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society, 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.

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Comments on: "The glimpse – Claire Merle" (1)

  1. I recommend ‘The glimpse’ by Claire Merle. It is a fantastic book about a 17-year-old girl called Ana. In this book everyone is divided into 2 groups, the pure and the crazies based on wether they have a mental illness or not. Ana has accidentally been living in the wrong group her whole life. The authorities have now figured out and are considering banishing Ana. Jasper ,Ana’s boyfriend, is a pure along with his whole family. His father knows the authority who is dealing with Ana’s case. Jasper begs his father not to banish Ana, and the authorities decide to let Ana be only if she joins Jasper by her 18th birthday. But as that day approaches Jasper disappears from the world.


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