Twitch had me engaged from the first page. I was totally hooked when Twitch's story overlapped with Jack Blaine's previous novel Helper 12 in a scene where Benna's last moments before escape are juxtaposed to the beginning of Twitch's story.
Again, we are in a world that doesn't seem too far from a scary future where people are relegated to specific "functions." And yet at other times, the echoes of how our society actually does treat some as if they are less than human is present as well.
Twitch's narration lets us see how difficult it is to break with the expectations that are so ingrained that we often don't see how we have been "programmed" to behave and interact. She is very real in her struggles to understand and to change.
And the mystery of how this Liberation organization came to be and of how these characters got involved is slowly revealed so that the novel compels readers to want to read "just one more chapter" before putting the book down for awhile. And of course we want to pick it up as soon as possible to find out how Twitch's situation will resolve itself.
Nice job, Jack Blaine. And I hope some of these minor characters will get their own stories told in future books that you create!