Book Review: Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Science Fiction

Age Recommended: 14 and up

I enjoyed this book a lot, because unlike some of the dystopian novels set in the future that I had been reading, this one still maintained today’s government and structure, which made the book easier to relate to.

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Kira is different. She’s a zero. Well, everyone is, until they hit puberty. But she’s past that age. Which means that she might never be a reader.

Readers are people that can read each other’s minds and thoughts. Only one person out of every thousand people is not a reader. And that might be Kira.

However, a boy named Simon tells Kira that she’s actually a jacker, not a zero. Jackers are very rare, and unlike readers, they can force themselves into other people’s minds and control what they thing, say, and do, but they can’t mindlink (the main quality of readers). When Kira is told about this, she is apprehensive at first, but soon learns to embrace her unique qualities.

Kira soon finds herself torn between staying with the people who have always supported her, or following a path with people like her that could lead her to danger.

What will she choose?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Open Minds (Mindjack, Book 1)


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