Monday, September 23, 2013
“It’s impossible. John, why are you saying this?”
“Because you have a purpose. And you need to be aware of what is real and what is not when it is time for you to accomplish that purpose.”

Book: Anomaly by Krista McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013

Genre: Science Fiction/
Target Audience: Girls 16+
Subjects: Truth, Reality, Love,
Summary: How do you know if a person is real or not? Thalli is not sure. In a world where virtual reality is developed to the point of seeming like reality, truth is hard to find. Thalli is an anomaly in the first place. Mankind has been genetically modified to be void of emotions but Thalli feels emotion anyway, feels it and dares to respond to it. When she’s caught, instead of being terminated, a friend convinces the ruling scientists to experiment on her instead. In the midst of all the experimentation and the confusion, one man speaks truth – real truth – ultimate truth into her life. This truth could not only change her, but change their whole world if it were known. This truth speaks of love, a love so great that it caused a life to be sacrificed for it. This truth is something the scientists dare not let anyone know of though. It must be silenced – at all costs!
Notes: The author of the realistic teen romances has ventured into the realm of science fiction and written a beautiful story of the power of love. The premise of this story is that emotions are the cause of all the wars and fights and problems on earth so if humans could just be genetically modified to be free of emotions then all problems would cease. Yet, somehow, one girl still experiences emotions. Supposedly they plan to do away with her since she’s an anomaly, but she is instead entered into a virtual reality program that is set up to trick her into believing she’s experiencing something real. The challenge is that the reader gets tricked to, till at the end you’re doubting everything you just read. The spiritual element comes when she meets an old man who is a Christian and tells her of God’s great love for her. This changes her whole worldview as well as gives her a desire to share this truth with others. It’s very well done. I highly recommend this book for fans of futuristic/sci-fi/post apocalypse fiction.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 8:32 - Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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Katie Marie said...

Nice review! I really enjoyed the book as well! :-)

Meagan @ Blooming with Books said...

I think you so got the theme of this book by saying the power of love!

Jill Williamson said...

I loved the old man! John. He was my fave. :-)

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