Read-a-thon book #11
Good teen sci-fi. At first it was a slower read as I got to know the world and characters, then the pace picked up as I was comfortable within that world and the plot thickened. I would definitely read more of the series (The Softwire).
Thirteen-year-old Johnny Turnbull has always known there was something different about him. It turns out he’s the first-ever human softwire —- able to enter and communicate with computers with his mind. Now that JT and two hundred other orphans have been put to work in alien factories on the first ring of Orbis, things are going very wrong. The “perfect” central computer is malfunctioning, and suspicious eyes are turning to JT. Could he be the one responsible?