YA Books - The Glimpse | Young Adult Mag
Publishing Date: 2/20/2014
Author: Claire Merle

About the Book:

by Faber & Faber (UK)

ISBN 0571280536 (ISBN13: 9780571280537)

In a near future mental illness has skyrocketed out of control, and society is divided by genetic testing into those who will become ill—the Crazies—and those who won’t—the Pures.

Did you enjoy this article? Leave a comment below! And check out all of the great new content from YA Magazine on young adult books, top teen novels, young adult TV shows, movie casting news, young adult literature, and more!  Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Seventeen-year-old Ana Barber has been mistakenly raised in the community with the Pures. Really she’s a Sleeper which means one day she’ll go psycho, or schizo, or suicidal like her mum. When the authorities discover the truth, there’s only one thing standing between her and banishment to the city and that’s her romance with Jasper Taurell. Jasper, a rich boy from an influential family, wants to be with her despite her genetic defects. If she joins with him before she turns eighteen, she’ll be allowed to stay with the Pures until her illness manifests. But four weeks before their big day, Jasper disappears.


About the Author:

Claire wrote her first paranormal screenplay at the age of thirteen and named it after a road sign. DANGER ALIVE never made it to the big screen, but she continued to write and daydream her way through school and university, graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Studies, and spent the next few years working in the British Film Industry.

Claire now lives in France with her French husband and two young sons, and is an advocate for Human Rights.

March 10th, 1975


Loosely based on Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Claire LaZebnik's delightful The Trouble with Flirtin...
Jacky Faber makes waves, even when docked in her adopted city of Boston to attend to the business of...
True Earth has returned during a massive snowstorm in Manhattan-and this time they have an army.

Post Comments
Your name
  Your email address
Your comment
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
Check here to add your email to our Email Alerts and Newsletter. YoungAdultMag does not share your email address with any third parties

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address

First Name
Last Name
Confirm Password


The Young Adult Mag Community is growing.

Join our community of young readers and get exclusive benefits.