I’ve had a list of unfinished series I have started to remember.
This book is also from within the last decade or so, but I read it maybe four years ago. It is fairly new, in the YA or juvenile sci-fi or fiction areas. It covers the story of a young man in a futuristic society. The society had eliminated the genetics for ADD, ADHD, and other factors that affect genetic/psychological makeup. Due to later scientific discovery, Humans with “irregularities” (ADD, OCD, etc) were found to be capable of performing “quantum leaps” with minimal technological aid. In essence , they didn’t need a computer to pull all their bits back together after molecular transport, though they did have a device that aided them in some capacity (I’m unsure about this). Soon thereafter, that genetic information is selectively reintroduced into specific bloodlines. The main character is one such recipient of those genes, and begins to attend an academy for kids with similar skills when he turns into a teen/tween. He is placed in a group called a pod, where they compete against other pods for ranking (?) In short, he is depicted as growing an attraction to a blonde member of his pod who is mute, and the pod members infiltrate an alien ship (there are a wide variety that the humans interact with, but this species appears to be unfriendly) which they disable By uploading a virus into their ship systems.
If any of you could help point me in the right direction, I’d be much obliged!