“I loved the book and couldn't put it down. It's the first in a series (or maybe a trilogy, I am not sure). The book begins with Noa, a super-smart hacker runaway, who has spent her life going from Juvenile Hall to foster care to "The Center (for orphaned/homeless kids) and back again. She wakes up on an operating table with no idea how she got there or what was done to her. Quickly figuring out that something isn't right, she breaks out of the hospital, only to be chased by a bunch of big, scary very un-hospital-like men.
The story alternates between Noa's POV and Peter, a teenager, about the same age as Noa (16 or 17) with a very different background from Noa's. He is from a wealthy family, although he has as much connection with his living parents and Noa does with her deceased parents. After the loss of their other son, Jeremy, to PEMA (the strange and incurable epidemic that, over the past several years, has killed hundreds of thousands of adolescents) Peter's parents emotionally shut down.
Noa and Peter find each other through the hacker network Peter established, /ALLIANCE/ only to realize they are both being hunted by the same, very powerful people, although for different reasons.
This book reminded me a lot of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (which I also loved). The characters are well developed, relatable (and way cooler than I am). I will definitely be recommending this to my teens. ”